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‘I felt my life close in around me’: Irish mum’s honest account on having a child with Down Syndrome

‘I felt my life close in around me’: Irish mum’s honest account on having a child with Down Syndrome

When her daughter was born, Justine Delaney Wilson admits she didn’t feel ‘proud’ like she had when her two boys came into the world. Here the mum of three gives an honest account of what it’s like living with Down Syndrome A few people say hello to me or nod, knowing they recognise me somehow. But they can’t quite place ... Read More »

As Long As It’s Healthy…. But What If It’s Not?

As Long As It’s Healthy…. But What If It’s Not?

Six months into our pregnancy with Henry, after our bombshell diagnosis of spina bifida, Lou and I would make regular treks up to Park Ridge to see our Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist, who kept us abreast on how the baby was doing in utero. Since I’m ridiculously extroverted and I adore small talk, I started chatting up the receptionist as we were filling ... Read More »

What my disabled son taught me about disability

What my disabled son taught me about disability

My son, Henry, is your classic 2-year-old. At 22 months, he adores Barney the Dinosaur. He refuses lids on his sippy cups with a resolute no! (they’re for babies, after all). He pulls his older sister’s hair when he’s angry, and lays his head on our laps lovingly when he’s feeling affectionate. He’s a completely typical toddler. Except, he isn’t. At a ... Read More »