Doctors shouldn't talk in worst case scenarios to mothers of children with Down syndrome.
People are different. So what?
When the 'R' word is used, you're telling the world you think it's the worst thing that could happen to a person. A person not like you. A person you are better than. You are saying that having an intellectual disability is about as bad as it gets.
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Down syndrome has instilled in me an appreciation for diversity. I'm not scared of difference. It has taught me never to judge. It has given me the gift of compassion and patience. It has shown me beauty where it is least expected.
My life changed in that hospital room. My sense of self-identity was crushed. I was no longer Kat Abianac -- blonde, high-heel wearing, happy-go-lucky, loves life and always puts a positive spin on things. I was now a Hospital Mum.