The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York New York 10012
800-221-4602
info@ndss.org 

Brendon's Big Adventure
Brendon's Big Adventure

I am the lucky mother to a gorgeous 3-year-old boy with Down syndrome. His name is is Brendon. I gave birth to my bundle of joy at 17 years old on July 28, 2009, after 20 hours of labor and an emergency c-section. Neither the doctor nor the myself had any clue what would come after they got him out. The doctor informed my mother of their findings and allowed her to tell me due to my age and how fragile I was. The three days that followed were very rough. Any mention of the diagnosis sent me to tears. At 17 I didn't think I could do it, but here we are - three years, five surgeries, two primary doctors, 10 therapists and my baby is in preschool. He is the light of my life. His favorite phrase is "Thank you Mommy." Hearing that and "I love you" are the sweetest words a parent could ever hope to hear.




Vote for your favorite story! Each month, the two stories with the most votes will be featured in the NDSS E-Newsletter.*

Email:        


Your email address will be used for voter tracking only, and will not be used for future NDSS emails.
Click here to become a fan on Facebook.
Click here to follow us on Twitter.

*Votes will be reset at the end of each month.



Full Name
Email
Country
State
Comments (1,000 character limit)



There are no comments.
  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • My Great Story