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I Have a Sibling With Down Syndrome

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    Me And My Brother With Down Syndrome

    I am a 16 year old girl, and I have a 12 year old brother with Down Syndrome. I also have an 11 year old sister with learning disabilities. Both of them are challenging, but my brother especially. I love them both so much though. They are so sweet, but they have their moments...
    sunpin32 sunpin32 16-17, F Nov 11, 2010

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    Paul

    Paul was no ordinary baby. When he came home from the hospital, my mother rounded us kids up to have a talk: Paul had Down Syndrome. At first, we looked at the funny baby with his large tongue hanging out the side of his mouth. What was I to make of this? But we all smiled and...
    lilley910 lilley910 13-15, F Aug 1, 2012

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    I Am Overwhelmed With Responsibility

    My brother with Down Syndrome is 9 years older than me. I'm in my 30's with parents in their late 60's. I am a mother of 3 young children and trying to be a stay at home mom during the day and working as a teacher in the evenings. My husband works 6 days a week. We cherish the...
    juls13 juls13 36-40 4 Responses Apr 27, 2011

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    I Have a Sister With Down Syndrome

    You can read my story if you search for 'I have a Sister with Down Syndrome". I hope you enjoy it.
    rwilliams rwilliams 22-25 Aug 20, 2008

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    My twin brother has Down syndrome,

    along with many other problems, he can't talk clear, only we can understand what he's saying, I've heard people call him ugly, fat.. Short, retarted, sicko, it breaks my heart.. It really does, people are heartless
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F Mar 22

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