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By Sherry Antonetti, EWTN News, November 19, 2023

Sherry Antonetti is a freelance writer, blogger and published author of The Book of Helen. She lives just outside of Washington, DC with her husband and their ten children.


Sherry AntonettiThe reality of having a child with Down syndrome that is you become part of a new extended family

“Her baby brother may have Down syndrome,” my daughter said as we drove home from school.

Instantly, I felt transported back to 2007, when I received a call from my longtime doctor and friend saying, “Sherry, the tests indicate …” and I pulled into the grocery store parking lot to let myself deal with the thousand thoughts flooding into my brain.

I knew this mom didn’t have just one worry but a thousand worries, as if all the unknowns were there demanding from her an answer to the question: “What do you want to do?” …

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