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My Angel Emma
My Angel Emma

My name is Rachel, and I have two sets of twins. My daughter Emma has Down syndrome. My Emma is the most amazing little girl I know. She inspires me everyday to be a better person. She is so determined to succeed, it makes me want to do better. She never gives up. She is in a regular school, in a special ed class. She loves going to school, and everyone loves her. There is something about her, that puts a smile on everyone's face. I am so lucky to have her in my life. For World Down Syndrome Day, Emma is going to bring books about Down syndrome, and pass them around to the whole school, to teach them all about Down syndrome. Her twin brother Zack will read a speech in class and talk about his sister, and all about what having Down syndrome means. On 3/21 the vice principal will announce on the loud speaker that today is a special day. Emma and I will bake blue and yellow cupcakes and hand them out at school. After that, we as a family will all go out to dinner to celebrate this special day.

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Julia Mursalova, Azerbaijan,
8/21/2013 2:45:57 PM
she is really amazing girl

Cheryl Kay Swartout, United States, AR
2/25/2013 1:03:02 PM
If more people were born with the love, care & concern they have toward everyone they encounter the world would be a wonderful place. You are right, you are lucky to have such a beautiful little girl in your life! I wonder sometimes if the rest of the world is really normal, or are the ones born with downs syndrome chosen to remind us to love & care for one another.

Ron Kranz, United States, CO
1/13/2013 5:20:45 PM
Thanks Rachel for sharing your story. School can be a great place for DS children but, without the other students' awareness about DS it can become a lonely disappointment. Wishing you and Emma a successful school year 2013! Ron

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