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Another Down Syndrome E-Mail and a Book Plug (Not Mine)

E-mail: “Rich, when I was 22 weeks into my second pregnancy, our son was diagnosed with Down’s. The ultrasound picked up a major heart defect, and when they did further testing they concluded it was Down’s. The doctors pressured us to abort. We did not. Christopher lived for 29 days. (His story is here.) We held him, sang to him, prayed with him, and loved him. It was a perfect 4 weeks, and I now have a grave I can go to to leave flowers. I would not have that if I had aborted him. I gave him life, and even though it was short, it was very meaningful.

Even those who don’t live to 50, like Shorty, are worth it.

BTW, my book is called To Love, Honor and Vacuum: When you feel more like a maid than a wife and a mother, and it’s for all those Corner women out there who are overwhelmed and stressed out and need to get a handle on things. You can find it on Amazon or at my website.”

Sheila Gregoire

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