Monday, November 15, 2010

Down Syndrome - circa 1984

In the early 80's the life expectancy of people with Down Syndrome was 25 yrs.

Beth was born in 1984. She's 26.

We've come a long way.


Emily said...

Oh how I'm glad that life expectancy has changed! I met a woman at the dentist last week who fell in love with Justin and told me that her cousin just turned 63... She has Down syndrome and battled breast cancer! Amazing!

Adelaide Dupont said...

Oh happy day!

Kristin said...

Crazy huh. But truth be told, the first words to my mom after getting the call about adopting Max, were "but 'they' don't live very long". I couldn't bear the thought of losing a child. Oh silly me!