Tag Archives: Trisomy 21

What Your Child With Down Syndrome Might Do

It can be a scary place, the first moments after your child with Down syndrome enters the world.  There are no guarantees in life. Having a great love, following a true passion, having a child.. it’s all a gamble. You won’t always take the most worn and travelled path as you create your own life story.. […]

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A Delivery Suite Diagnosis of Down syndrome – for Medical Professionals

  The way in which a delivery suite diagnosis of Down syndrome is communicated is often done in a dissatisfactory manner. The firm diagnosis of Down’s syndrome on phenotypic grounds is usually possible immediately after delivery.  It is essential to inform the parents, at least of your suspicions, as soon as possible after delivery.   […]

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You Know You’re A Special Needs Parent When…

You know you’re a special needs parent when… You pack exact required change for 2 chocolates from the hospital vending machine while waiting for an ambulance. You own more snot-suctioning devices than is either reasonable, or anticipated. Your invitations to BBQs and get-togethers dry up. You have a hospital bag, toy bag and food bag […]

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From Colombian Orphan with Down Syndrome To Becoming Target’s Latest Model

Kayella Aschoff is a beautiful 4 year old from Minnesota. She has Down syndrome and began her life in an orphanage in Colombia, before coming home as the first child of the Aschoff family when she was 9 months old. She has a brother Leo, who also has Down syndrome and was adopted. “We wanted […]

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Getting My Child To Stop Throwing Food- A Winning Method

Getting my child to stop throwing his food was consuming my life. I’m going to start this off by taking zero credit here for ANY good eating habits my son has picked up lately. I’d basically given up due to a busy family period, and he was living off his diet staple- fried rice, pureed […]

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Living Dead Clothing Have Madeline Stuart Model Shoot

When Madeline Stuart, an 18 yr old girl with Down syndrome posted about her amazing weight loss journey picture (featured below) it went viral last week on her Facebook page. I picked up Maddy’s story last week and wrote about it on this blog. I am also the parent of a child with Down syndrome […]

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Madeline Stuart – The Model With a Little Extra

Recently, a photo hit social media running and is yet to slow down. With over 100,000 likes in 48 hours, Madeline Stuart model (with the help of her mum to run her Facebook page) has an amazing story to tell of health, fitness and weight loss.   Madeline Stuart lives in Brisbane, Australia and has […]

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