LDSA Family Stories

/LDSA Family Stories

Lessons in love from my child with Down syndrome

2018-08-09T11:18:37+00:00LDSA Family Stories|

The CBC radio program Tapestry recently aired a short segment featuring American journalist Amy Silverman on raising her daughter Sophie, who has Down syndrome.  Listen to the full segment here. Do you have a story to share?  About your family?  Yourself?  An LDSA program or event that you attended?  Contact Kristen and we could share your

Thatcher’s Story

2018-02-25T16:55:06+00:00LDSA Family Stories|

To start, I’d like to let you all in on a nice little poem, it’s called “Welcome to Holland” by Emily Perl Kingsley. Basically she wrote it in the ‘80s on her experience with having a child with special needs. When I first read this little poem, I couldn’t get through it. I sat there

Sienna’s Story

2018-02-25T16:49:46+00:00LDSA Family Stories|

On Aug 16, 2011 our daughter Sienna was born. Although we had some hints and scares during the pregnancy, we thought most of them had cleared. After Sienna's birth I just wanted them to turn her over so I could see her face and be reassured that all would be well. Due to my husband's

Noah’s Story

2018-02-25T16:20:19+00:00LDSA Family Stories|

We are the Resendes family and our son Noah, has Down syndrome and just turned 4. When I was pregnant with Noah, I had an IPS ultrasound and I received a phone call from the OB/GYN office to come in for a consult.  The next week I had met with my OB/GYN and he confirmed