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Down Syndrome Quotes
Inspiring Quotes about Down Syndrome or Trisomy 21
As I began my journey down the path of raising a child with Down syndrome, I recall reading a poem that is still precious to me today. It is, "Welcome to Holland," by Emily Perl Kingsley. Because those words meant so much to me as a mom facing the unknown, I've started this webpage. It is a collection of quotes about Down syndrome. The quotes have been gathered from parents, professionals, family members, and anyone else whose life has been touched by a person with Down syndrome. I am hoping that in some way they can be of help to others in the future.
"Having Down syndrome is like being born normal. I am just like you and you are just like me. We are all born in different ways, that is the way I can describe it. I have a normal life."~ Chris Burke
"I hope to have as many friends as all the stars in the sky. I think that I am getting very close to my wish."
Having a child with DS has changed my life...
my life is brighter
my life is more wonderful
my life is filled with love~ Lorene Kay
Abortion and Down Syndrome
Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.
~ Elizabeth Stone
Sam's mannerisms of saying "Hi" to everyone, hugging often, smiling and laughing through even the worst of times, his purity and innocence and his lack of worry, anxiety, stress and doubt seem like something we should all strive for....We have so much to learn from these individuals if we allow ourselves to see.
Down Syndrome Creed
"I can't change that I have Down syndrome, but one thing I would change is how people think of me. I'd tell them: Judge me as a whole person, not just the person you see. Treat me with respect, and accept me for who I am. Most important, just be my friend. After all, I would do the same for you."~ "Know Me Before You Judge Me"
"I'll give you a chance if you give me one too!" ~
"I would not have her any other way. Because of her, I have basked in love, joy, kindness, gentleness, peace, and goodness. Nothing about my daughter is a mistake. God does not make mistakes. "~ Ellen Armendariz Stumbo
"My 2 year old was diagnosed at birth. When I saw those beautiful almond-shaped eyes I knew he was truly a gift....but with a different wrapping. He has taught me unconditional love and patience...and what it is to be humble. I am truly blessed."
~ Stephanie S.
Count Us In!
A book about growing up with Down syndrome. Two very successful young men with Down syndrome tell their story. It is a story of friendship, challenges, accomplishments, love and support.
© 2010 hsschulte