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My Worthiness
Michael & Michele
Michael & Michele
My Worthiness

My life had left me feeling unworthy. Surviving childhood and finding my way in the world was sketchy until I had my twins - Michael and Michele. When the diagnosis of Down syndrome was given to my son, Michael, my Mom said to give him away. I took my twins home and for 18 years my guiding light has been vivid and bright. I am a parent of a special person who has Down syndrome. I no longer question my worthiness.

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Shaney Rutledge, United States, DC
1/17/2014 4:19:50 AM
I felt the same way as your mother because I was young and already had 4 regular kids but here I am 4 yrs later and wouldn't change my decision to keep my baby girl for the world. I found out by having her that what society calls normal is really not people with down syndrome are the normal people and we're not lol.

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