Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society


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Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society

P.O. Box 935
Jackson, MS 39205
601-385-DOWN (3696)

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These reflections, written by family members and loved ones of a child with Down syndrome, provide peace and encouragement to new families experiencing similar situations. We would love to share your story.

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Wilson Helms

The day Wilson was born our life changed forever, but I had no idea how beautiful of a journey would unfold. In the beginning, there were tears shed over the […]

Julia Hogue

My third pregnancy was progressing well, just as my other 2 had. I was 31 years old, not considered high risk. Therefore, it was my choice not to have the […]

Mary Frances “Francie” Howie

When our third child was very young, we began to feel a call from the Lord to adopt a baby with Down syndrome. At first, the thought of adding a […]

Kaylen Kellis Jackson

God blessed Lonnie and me with a beautiful baby girl name Kaylen “Kaybug” Jackson. I found out five months into my pregnancy that something was wrong. My regular OBGYN could […]

Tanner Knotts

Tanner Knotts is the youngest of three children. As one can imagine, he has them (and the rest of us) in the palm of his hand. His sisters, Loden and […]

Lily Lape

“We believe that Lily has Down syndrome…” were the words spoken by our Neonatologist as I stood in the well-baby nursery holding the tiny fingers of our beautiful newborn little […]

Wayne McDowell

When I was younger, I would look at parents with children with Down syndrome and feel sorry for them. I actually remember hearing a parent refer to their child as […]

William Frederick McFadden

Oh, sweet mama… I recognize those tears. You’re probably still processing the fact that you’ve landed in Holland. We landed there, too, with our third son, Will. I want to […]

Henry McNeer

Receiving a diagnosis of Down syndrome was the last thing I expected on my journey through parenthood, yet, that is exactly the diagnosis we received when Henry was born. I […]

Leighton Myrick

It’s hard to sit down and write about all of the emotions surrounding my beautiful daughter’s birth. Just putting it into words is difficult because from the very beginning she […]

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