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To the parents of children who stare at my disabled daughter

on Tue, 03/28/2017 - 17:00

My goal here is not to raise awareness about the medical side of Trisomy-18—if you’ve read to this point, you’ve come close to the end of my knowledge—but rather to consider the manner in which you are most likely to encounter a child with Trisomy-18; out and about with your own child. Older kids (and their parents) will sneak a surreptitious glance at Esprit. Many adults will smile and some will approach her, always with warmth.