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A Down syndrome birth: When I wondered about Ellie’s diagnosis

By Kat Abianac / April 15, 2015

Oooh, I believe, fate smiled And destiny laughed as you came to my cradle Know this child will be able Laughed as my body she lifted Know this child will be gifted With love, with patience, and with faith She’ll make her way… Natalie Merchant, “Wonder”. I will never forget the day this song played […]

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What makes a mother smile?

By Kat Abianac / April 7, 2015

  When my son was born, he was blue. He was taken away and put on oxygen. Then he had a nasal gastric tube inserted. He was going to need oxygen long term, due to a condition called laryngomalacia (severely floppy airways). I held him, and loved him a little bit extra than I ever […]

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The most heartbreaking decision a parent could make

By Kat Abianac / March 30, 2015

On the 5th November 2013, one little embryo was transferred via IVF to Heather Bramham. It was a success, and Asha was born. Abby and Alex were the proudest siblings a little girl could have.   But on 5 November 2014, a year to the day she was placed in her mothers womb, Asha Bramham […]

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Baby Bonds Contest Winners- Why So Many Have Down Syndrome

By Kat Abianac / March 27, 2015

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in Australia, you’ve heard of the Baby Bonds contest with their annual parade of smiling, cheeky babies and kids. And if you go on social media or watch TV, you’re also aware that in the last two years, a total of 4 winning children have had Down syndrome. […]

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This family won the Trisomy 21 Lottery- three times

By Kat Abianac / March 5, 2015

Trisomy 21 is a random event. It’s not hereditary, so it is amazing that this family has three beautiful biological children with the condition. Introducing the gorgeous Thomson Children!! These three siblings all have designer genes. ALL three children have Trisomy 21, the most common form of Down syndrome.  I think they have won the […]

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Why one mother wishes your baby had Down syndrome too

By Kat Abianac / March 2, 2015

Kate has a little girl with Down syndrome. When she asked me to proof read a post she wrote for her Facebook page, it was such an honest and emotional read I had to publish it on this website, too! Kate writes; “I read a question today posed by a mum who has just had […]

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Being Different

By Kat Abianac / January 29, 2015

I didn’t even see them coming. I guess I never do, because I don’t ever expect anyone to be so mean. I was pushing Desi on the swings, as high as I could. She never gets scared of anything. Not even all the doctors. Mom calls her Destiny the Brave. She loves it when I […]

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