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

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Reflections

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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Parker Pittman

Parker’s story is one of unexpected, but immeasurable blessings. The first unexpected blessing with Parker came in the form of a surprise pregnancy. With 3 years of marriage under our belts in June of 2009, we discussed the idea of starting a family. By Christmas we were telling our family and friends that Baby Pittman […]

Finn Roberson

In 2015, we were the parents of 4 children ages 1-6 when we decided to get pregnant one last time. Boy were we surprised to hear it was twins! One boy and one girl who were growing together and seemed healthy. We spotted a tiny mark on the boy’s heart at 24 weeks and were […]

Caitlyn Stewart

When Caitlyn was born with Down syndrome, I was worried about her health more than the Down syndrome. She had a heart defect, and as a new parent not knowing what to expect, it was unsettling. She had two heart surgeries, but I was assured by her doctors that the success rate was 97-100%. As […]

JoEllen Talley

I’m JoEllen Talley’s mom. We call her JoJo. The best way to tell you, as a new parent, how I feel about JoJo is to share excerpts from my personal journal entries from the days when JoEllen was born. I put them in chapters because when she’s old enough, we’re going to write a book […]

Mary Catherine Vanderloo

If you are reading this testimony, it is most likely because we share something in common in our lives. We were blessed with having a child with a little extra – an extra 21st chromosome – and so much more. My name is Beth Vanderloo. I am a pediatric speech-language pathologist, wife and mother to […]

Cole Waites

Every loving parent, whether their child has a disability or not, wants their children’s lives to be both mentally and physically struggle free (as much as possible). There is nothing that can show a parent’s vulnerability more so than their children when presented with challenging circumstances. When Cole was born, we were totally unprepared for […]

Matthew Weiss

When I first found out I was pregnant, I was in shock. We had wanted a big family, but my first two pregnancies took a toll on my body, and by that time our other children were eight and six. I wasn’t sure I could handle going through it again and start over with another […]

Amelia White

Congratulations! If you are reading this, then you have probably just had a beautiful baby placed in your arms. What a miracle and gift from God! In Psalm 139:13-14, it says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb, I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; […]

Caroline Michele Wilkerson

It was the spring of 2001 when Bob and I found out that not only were we expecting, but that I was carrying twins. It was an exciting, but frightening, time in our lives. I had trouble carrying the pregnancies of our older two sons to term. Doctors recommended we “reduce” this pregnancy by one […]

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