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] 

Opening My Eyes
Opening My Eyes

My name is Marjorie Magga, I have a 10-month-old daughter, Maddy, who was born with Down syndrome. She is my youngest of four children. When we found out she had Down syndrome, it was shortly after she was born. Fear was my first emotion. Would she be healthy? How would my other children react to her? Would she meet all the goals we had previously set for her? The answers were nothing but positive! She is happy and healthy! The other kids are so supportive and give Maddy nothing but love. She has met every goal we set for her and then some! Fear is no longer an emotion I have for Maddy..... love is! Maddy has brought so much joy to our family and has shown us that anything is possible. All of the what ifs are now a thought of the past, thanks to a great group called F.E.D.S. (Families Exploring Down Syndrome). They have showed me that Maddy is like any other child, and will reach any goal she will be given, it just may take a little longer. Maddy will attend school just like my other children, take dance lessons like her sister, play baseball with her brothers, graduate, and become successful in life. I wouldnt have my life any other way!

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)

sapna bedi, India,
10/30/2012 10:32:35 AM
this is the same story like mine is heart touching & i can understand coz i experienced same things'

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors