People with Down syndrome have an increased risk for certain medical conditions such as congenital heart defects, respiratory and hearing problems, Alzheimer's disease, childhood leukemia, and thyroid conditions. Many of these conditions are now treatable, so most people with Down syndrome lead healthy lives.
She's complex you could say. She hits many of those points for a person with Down syndrome. But she has an infectious laugh and smile and she rolls with all the punches better than we do.
We especially want to thank those who help us along the way. To those who have first and foremost prayed for our girl, watched our other kids, run extra carpool for us, provided meals and visited us. You are part of our village raising this girl and we couldn't do it without you. Thank you! You are part of what makes her life a success, no matter how small that help to us feels. It is all important.