Posts Tagged ‘mothers’

A Moving Tribute to Children with Down Syndrome

March 21, 2014


girl-with-down-syndromeToday is World Down Syndrome Day, and there’s no better way to commemorate it than this heartwarming video produced by CoorDown, an Italian Down Syndrome advocacy group.

When an expectant mother learned the baby she was carrying had Down Syndrome, she reached out and confessed her anxiety to CoorDown. She asked a simple question: “I’m scared: What kind of life will my child have?” They answered with this (more…)

Jon Morrow: And So I Fight

May 28, 2013

jon-morrow-in-wheelchair

Jon Morrow




In a previous post, Jon Morrow, Associate Editor of Copyblogger, shared his passion for life and his joy at doing work that makes a difference in people’s lives. Jon’s zest for living is all the more remarkable considering that he has a fatal disease and can’t move from the neck down. Here is another of his well-written, moving posts about how he came to be the amazing human being he is today.





On Dying, Mothers, and Fighting for Your Ideas

????The doctor cleared his throat. “I’m sorry, but I have bad news.”

He paused, looking down at the floor. He looked back up at her. He started to say something and then stopped, looking back down at the floor.

That’s when Pat began to cry.

She’d argued with herself about even coming to the doctor’s office. Her baby was a year old, and he hadn’t started crawling yet. He tried, yes, dragging his legs behind him as he struggled to make it just a few feet on the floor, but it didn’t look right. Everyone told her that she was worrying over nothing, and maybe she was, but she told herself that she would take him to the doctor, just to be safe . . .

“Your son has a neuromuscular (more…)