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Can-do attitude

Posted in Ability, Attitudes to disability by Matt at WelcometoIllinois on August 5, 2008

Here’s a nice article in the Daily Telegraph about a girl born with or Trisomy 13, who was expected to live for only a few days but who is now five years old and exceeding all expectations.

“Although her family were warned that she would never sit up, never smile and never recognise them, she now goes to school, plays with her brothers and is even learning to horse ride> says the report.

“Although registered blind and disabled as a result of her condition, Charlotte is now an average weight and height for her age, can eat normal food, crawl and even climb into the bath on her own.”

When we first found out our baby has Down’s syndrome our thoughts naturally turned to all the things it would not be able to do. Now that we are looking forward to its birth our thoughts are focusing so much more on what it will be able to do.

Like any child you don’t know what they’re capable of until they do it and I am really looking forward to discovering all the things our baby can and will do. In fact I can hardly wait.


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