Hi my name is Rachel, and I have an 8 year old little girl with Down syndrome. She has a twin brother who does not. Emma has had a really tough life, but she is one of the strongest little girls I know. When she was 7 months old she had open heart surgery, and last year she had a hernia repair. Emma attends a public school were she is a special ed class. She is doing really well. Last year she received a child of the month pin, for helping her peers learn in class. Emma is truly a very special girl. She lights up the room when she enters. She has the most amazing sense of humor. She is the most loving child you will ever meet. I am so very proud to be her mother. Emma will be able to accomplish anything she sets her mind to do. I love you, Emma.