I read this blog regularly and it is always good. This post, though, I had to share with you all. It is a tremendous tribute to a special sister. K
When my sister was born, she was clearly unusual. Her appearance, her distinctive facial and physical features were a curious, unexplainable phenomenon. I remember thinking, “Where did this baby come from? Whose baby is this?”
My sister, as an infant, had dark, almost black, upturned eyes, a flat nose, a small mouth and large tongue. Her ears were curved inward. She had a single crease across both palms of her tiny hands, short stubby fingers, tiny feet with a larger than normal space between the big toes and the rest of them.
She was extraordinarily double-jointed – almost as if she had no bones at all.
I didn’t know that the features that gave my sister her unique appearance were the physical elements that made people with Down syndrome recognizable.
Lying in her crib, I often peered in at her; she, staring into space, her dark eyes, like the…
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