Thursday, October 16, 2008

"Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." Mother Teresa



Get It Down; 31 for 21 Oh Miss Zoey ... your on your way back. Her smile has returned and can I tell you, this child and her smile, is so enough for me. Her smile lights up our lives and lets us know all we need to know ....... she is happy and she loves us. And that ...... is a beautiful thing. Now, to this video. I found this through an incredible blog, who in turn linked it from another blog call "Mosaic Moments". I wanted to share with you first, something that I found so intriguing, when Zoey was born. Did you know there is something called mosaic Down syndrome? Different from Down syndrome? No? Neither did I. Mosaic Down syndrome is unique in the fact that, instead of having an additional copy of the 21 chromosome attached to every cell in the body, aka Trisomy 21, there is only a certain percentage that have an extra copy. This type accounts for only 2-4 % of Down syndrome cases. Fasinating, I think. Well, anyway, this darling child in the video, Joe, has neither "traditional" Down syndrome or mosaic Down syndrome. Joe has yet another rare typing. From my understanding, he is literally, one of a kind. Amazing child he is for certain. I know, I know .... I have said it before when I have posted a video that will take more then a couple minutes but, it really, truly this is worth the 6+ minutes. Come on Kele ..... I know you can do it! (remember ..... pause the blog music at the bottom of the page)

7 comments:

Sophie's Story by Elaine said...

That was absolutely beautiful and amazing and inspirational!!! What an incredible little boy!!!

Caitlin said...

I have the most stylish sibling in the state of california and i miss her tremendously and I loved that video! He is wonderful! I wonder if he's single...for Zoey...i dont think the age difference matters.

Cait

Kele said...

Okay, I did it, the entire 6 minutes 10 seconds and am sobbing, almost uncontrollably... Are you HAPPY now?!?
Seriously tho, that did my heart good, absolutely amazing, ABSOLUTELY!
Thanks so much for sharing, I loved it! What a beeaautiful little being he is!

Kari said...

I loved it! How beautiful and amazing - two words already used but so fitting! All these strong children make me look like a wimp! Bravo to Joe!

Jackson's Blog said...

What a remarkable story of one little boy who overcame so much! So emotional to watch. I loved the end..."A diagnosis is not always a Prognosis."

Christina said...

What a beautiful video!!! What so many people are missing out on... ^_~

And a beautiful Zoey... I might just have to find me some of those BabyLegs LOL!

Oh and I feel for ya missing out on the season over here! If you feel like venturing a bit south, Julian's apple cider might actually be better than ours out here (shh!) and the pies are unreal. And always remember - at least you have awesome Mexican food! :)

Reagan Leigh said...

Awesome. What a touching video. It took me a while, I had to come back to it, but wow. It was worth it. Lots and lots of crying though. Lots.