It Is Down Syndrome Day!
An Extra Chromosome. An Extra Dose of Joy! More than thirty years ago, as a young medical intern, I assisted in the care of a newborn baby girl, who had been abandoned by her birth mother, and whom I named Nathalie. I wanted to adopted her in spite of her many health problems frequently seen in those born with Down Syndrome. At the end, a much older, and married, nurse who had taken care of Nathalie and fallen in love with her as I had, convinced me that she and her husband c