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I Have a Sibling With Down Syndrome

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    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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    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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    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 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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