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Elmo Care
Babysitting Elmo
Babysitting Elmo
Elmo Care

The moment captured here shows my daughter, Jenna, doing a typical childhood activity - taking care of her baby (Elmo) while reading him a story. Jenna multitasks effortlessly and always has a clear plan regarding what she wants to do and exactly how she wants to do it. I thought I knew what Down syndrome meant when I was pregnant with Jenna but I knew nothing. Jenna has educated everyone in her world, but no one more than her mom.




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Jean Woodard, United States, FL
3/24/2013 7:24:53 PM
My daughter LOVES Elmo, so I can relate to this picture. I too am pleasantly surprised every day by what I learn from my Emily's life with Down syndrome. When someone sneezes, even from another room, she will say "bless you". It is amazing how thoughtful are children can be, and they truly can be role models for other children.

Lisa Perry, United States, CT
3/21/2013 8:41:34 PM
I have to vote for Jenna's Story, I actually had to buy an Elmo doll for Trey and for almost a year Trey would do anything as long as Elmo did it first, use the potty, get dressed for school, brush his teeth, you name it!

Marla McQuiston, United States, VT
08/12/2012 17:03:17
Excellent photo of a beautiful little girl taking care of her "baby".

Jennifer Anderson, United States, CO
08/07/2012 10:11:23
This is a beautiful photo, capturing a delightful child sharing and giving.

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