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 The difference between ordinary and   extraordinary is that just little 'extra'.

    This is the short story of the person who changed my life forever.

It was going to be the happiest day in my life, my son is about to be born and I am present during the childbirth!  what a wonderful experience, although at the end the nurse had to sat me down because I almost crumple.

Everything was  perfect but few minutes later, the doctor told me that my son is being taken to another hospital in Madrid in an ambulance due to a hearth anomaly. I will always remember that moment imposible to erase.  I couldn't even hug him before leaving!!

It was a neverending travel in a grey rainy day following the ambulance.  Next morning I was told the diagnostic; "Your son is healthy although he has one extra chromosome, that is he has down syndrome".   Maybe I was shocked but I just wanted to take him back home.

At first I didn't know what to do with him, but eight years later I wouldn't know what to do without him. He has an amazing almond-shaped eyes, an infectious laught, have a great charisma and he always know when his parents need a hug. He has taught us to love him and enjoy thoroughly his little daily succeeds. They are like a reward for us.

He likes doing the same things that you do, running, playing, swimming, dancing, riding bikes... but what I really admire of him is his unselfishness and profound gratitude.

Down syndrome don't define these childs, so don't define them by it, don't judge them until you know them, don't understimate them until you challenge them and don't talk about them until you have talked to them. I assure you they won't let you down. They are really faithful.

When you focus on someone's disability, you'll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness.

May the world would be a better place if people could see it from their point of view

       People say mongol. Doctors say down syndrome. His friends call him Jorge.

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Comment by Estanis on September 24, 2014 at 14:44
My dear friend Nawa,

Let me disagree on that point, at most I could lend him to you to spend one Summer in order to visit your wonderful country and you could send your daughter here, besides I guess she may likes sweets so much :D

Thanks for your comments.
Comment by Estanis on July 27, 2014 at 23:28
Yeah ohnie, that's the point! In his case, He balances perfectily his lacks taking advantage of his good abilities. He doesn't realize of that but it's his great succeed.
May I had a lack when he wasn't already at home.
Good one Ohnie :)
Comment by Ohnie on July 27, 2014 at 22:20

What a good looking boy!  I bet he took it after his mom. (^,^) Okay...and maybe a little bit after his dad. Just kidding!

We all have disabilities, one way or another.  And for some, they are just not as obvious as the others'.  We are all lacking in different ways.  That's why we need each complete us and so that we can complete those around us.  We all play an important piece in a puzzle.

Comment by Estanis on July 16, 2014 at 14:06
Glad to see you again Coral,

I also believe in that 'atraction law' you mention. I take for granted that everyone can succedd in his/her life.
Keep on as positive as you are :)
Comment by Coral on July 16, 2014 at 7:58

What a sweet smile and beautiful eyes

When you smile to the world, the world smiles back at you. we at hope for life believe that there is success in this world and that is available to everyone.

Best wishes for Jorge and his family.

Comment by Estanis on July 15, 2014 at 23:06
Hi Anah,

I just try to make people realize that they are not different of you or me or of any other child. They have the same feelings even more developed.
Thanks for your reply :)
Comment by Estanis on July 15, 2014 at 22:49
My dear friend Kiriku,

I apreciate your reply and opinion about our kids. Yes, I agree and feel lucky having him, although also admit that he likes making mischiefs too. I know you know about this as well as me :D
Thanks for your reply!
Comment by Estanis on July 15, 2014 at 22:18
Hi Jasmine,

Same wishes for you :)
Btw, he also likes painting, maybe some day he will be able to paint at least as half than you do.

Comment by Anah Sid © on July 15, 2014 at 22:15

A lovely blog indeed ... ! 

Estanis :) you are lucky to have such child :) who taught you how to love.

May God bless you and your family :)

Comment by Estanis on July 15, 2014 at 22:08
Hi dear Saba,

I'm glad you like them and assure you he's a so happy child.
I really value your comments. Thank you.

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