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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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Down Syndrome Project

By Kat Abianac / January 17, 2015

My child has Down syndrome.When he was born, I named the ominous piles of paperwork and referrals the ‘Down syndrome project’. My medical and resource folders are thicker than any project or assignment I’ve been given in my life. It is a condition which can have an increasing number of symptoms over time. This means […]


Two years ago

By Kat Abianac / January 15, 2015

Exactly two years ago, at 11:50 pm, I was laying in a private room at the Mater on level 8. They always put mums in a private room, after their babies are diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome. I guess it’s so the mothers can cry in private. I didn’t cry until the next morning, […]

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