The leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor
New York New York 10017
[email protected] 

Giving Birth to a King
Giving Birth to a King

This story is about the king I gave birth to on January 22, 2012 .On this day God allowed me to bring to the world the best gift ever a king of my own whom I named Kingston. He weight six pounds and one ounce and he was nineteen inches long, he was complete but his eyes held a secret that was kept from labs, doctors, sonograms and myself. A secret that would change my life forever. He was born with Down syndrome, to be exact translocation Down syndrome and it was the surprise of a lifetime but when I held him in my arms I knew that God had gave me a king with Down syndrome that needed my unconditional love and attention. I had to immediately become aware of my sons diagnosis and all the valuable tools he would need to succeed in life. I made a promise to never limit him because of his disability and I am determined to pull him through no matter how challenging it may be. I refuse to become bitter over this situation because there are worse cases all over the world and I am grateful for my son. I love his slanted eyes just like I love my daughters, I love him since the day I conceived him and I love him more now because he is mine and because God wouldn't want it any other way. I look forward to raising Kingston with love, respect, values and lots of courage because he deserves the best just like any other child in the world.

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


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
Comments (1,000 character limit)

There are no comments.
  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors