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Up Syndrome
Nick loves animals
Nick loves animals
Up Syndrome

My name is Adriana and I am the proud mother of a handsome 7 year old with Down syndrome. My son's name is Mario Nicholas but we have always called him Nick. When Nick was born my husband and I instantly knew our baby was very special and unique as I'm sure any new parents feel but what we didn't know is that our sweet baby boy was indeed a special little gift specifically given to us from God. We found out Nick had Down syndrome when he was 3 months old. His sonograms never showed us anything and the bloodwork was all normal. He didn't look like a child with Down syndrome therefore his doctor nor us even thought about it until his facial features started to change. I thank God that till this day Nick has a perfect little heart. We were hit with a HUGE adventure that we knew nothing about out. It's not always an easy road but well worth the effort and i wouldn't change it for the world. I was chosen to be his mother and I will always fight his battles for him for as long as I can. Nick has been in school for 4 years and he loves making new friends and is very good at it. He has a brother and a sister who love him very much. He is the sunshine in our home and I couldn't imagine not having him in our lives. He is full of life and sees the world as one big happy place to play in and I admire him. My son is my hero and I feel very blessed to have him in my life. He is perfect and so amazing to me. He has taught me so much and each day is a new adventure and I am always looking forward to it. He doesn't speak much but knows how to let us know exactly what he wants. There is nothing down about Down syndrome because it has made our family stronger and has filled our lives with lots of love. In my opinion it should be "Up" Syndrome. These are special angels that only a few of us get chosen to be a part of their lives.

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