I found this woman's blog through the book, "Gifts". She has a son with many different medical issues as well as Down syndrome. I read this today and wanted to pass it along.
I don't even really know what to say...I know that I am very very new to this whole world of Down syndrome. Dylan is still so young, so little. I can still protect him from hurtful words right now. One of my biggest worries is how he will be treated by other kids when he gets bigger. I am a teacher - I know how kids can be. Just reading about this movie makes me physically ill. It makes me feel afraid and discouraged for my son because when he grows up, he will have to face people who think that it's ok to make fun of him because he may be different...because he has a different number of chromosomes. It is not his fault. It is beyond frustrating to see that people can be so insensitive...so hurtful. All I can do is hope that I am able to raise him to be happy about who he is. Because I wouldnt change a thing about him. Dylan is who he is and I love every single thing about him - even his extra little chromosome.