Mother of girl with down syndrome says she wouldn’t change anything

From Pamela De Almeida whose has a child with down syndrome:

“I don’t live in a  bubble. I know there is hate in the world. I know there is racism, prejudice and discrimination. I just didn’t know how real it was until I became a special needs mom, I’ve been told I should have aborted my child. I’ve been told she will be a ‘drain on society.’ I’ve been told I am lucky I have one ‘normal’ kid at home. These words hurt. I know it seems like I let them just roll off my back. I know it seems like I have thick skin. But I cry. I cried every time someone said those mean things.”

She does not regret having her daughter. She says:

I wouldn’t change any of it. Not for a day, not for a minute, not even for a second.”

No matter how hard or challenging things become, no matter how many friends walk away, no matter how many cruel comments, no matter what health issues we will face, we will face them together.”

Nancy Flanders “Mother of girl with down syndrome told she should have aborted her daughter” Live Action Aug 24, 2016

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Author: Sarah

Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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