Touching Our Hearts

Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum A letter to parents
Saints Among Us By Rick Santorum
Forever Her Perfect Boy By Lane DeGregory, Times Staff Writer
Carly, When I Think of You By Carly’s mom
A Letter To My Cousin By Shannon
Trisomy Angel By Peter Baklinski
Peter’s Story (2013) By Mary Kellet
Tim Carney An awful loss, a beautiful life, a daunting task
A Prayer Answered By Mary Kellet
The Value of “Imperfect” Children And why aborting them is wrong.
The Blessed Life of Simon Detailed in a book
A Doctor’s Ministry Bridging science and spirit
Lane Hauber’s Story Written by his father, Alex
The Devastating Choice By Molly Myers
Ean’s Eulogy Written for his sister Gianna
God’s Grace From Heaven Kate’s poem for Gianna’s Burial
Even The Smallest Person Aaron’s early birth story
I Am The Face Of Trisomy 18 A poem by Alisha Hauber
In Honor Of Caleb Posted by Patricia Tillis Caldwell
God Lives Under The Bed Downloadable story (.docx)
Pediatrics Ethics An article by MR Mercurio
Heaven’s Child A poem by Katherine Eby
Austin Beats The Odds A family’s medical journal
The New Eugenics Article by Dr. Marie Hilliard
Beatitudes for Disabled People By Marjorie Chappell.
A Special Day In Heaven A Poem (author unknown)
Twin To Twin Transfusion Article Article featured in Kentuckian Healthy Woman
Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb A religious community in France specifically established for Sisters with
Downs Syndrome.
Miracle Meagan An article in the Elburn Herald
What Makes a Mother A Poem by Jennifer Wasik
Meet the Miracle Baby The story of little Georgia Grace
Misgivings Article by Barbara Farlow, Mom to Annie
Welcoming a Child Destined Soon To Die From “The Catholic Key” Blog
Thoughts of Gianna… A mother writes of her love
The Child Lives A poem by Mother Angelica
All Miracles A blog filled with stories of hope
A Friend Shares Her Thoughts… …about Amanda who has Trisomy 18
God Sent to Me an Angel A poem by Paul Dammon
The Special Mother by Erma Bombeck
God’s Great Idea A Pastor’s perspective
Death With Dignity A mother ponders her son’s short but beautiful life
A Leap Of Love Adoptions of Children with Down Syndrome are on the Increase, according to the Washington Post
Haunted By My Lost Son A mother discusses her regrets
Johnny’s Story Pro football coach shares his son’s story
A Sister’s Perspective “My brother is not a burden”
Campaign Snapshots News & Commentary on Disability Issues
The Value Of These Precious Lives An article written for the Pioneer Press
Facing The Fears of an Adverse Prenatal Diagnosis An article written by Celebrate
Life magazine
Tribute To Mary A mother’s eulogy for her precious daughter
Pope Benedict XVI’s Cousin The Pope’s opposition to euthanasia is personal, having a cousin with Downs
who was taken by the Nazis.
Daughter will be loved… By Andrew and Louise Novecosky
Compassion Deficit Disorder By Kathy Ratkiewicz
Austin The Evangelizer Words of wisdom by Father Bob
A Mother’s Day Letter To Luke A mother’s touching letter to her son, concluding with a prayer for comfort
A Mother’s Journal More than 20 pages of one mother’s insights and honest reflections through
her brave journey (last updated 12/13/07)
Peter’s Story Written for US Conference of Catholic Bishops
Letter To A Friend Ricky’s mother shares her heart
Peter’s Poem A poem with love from Peter’s big sister
Hope In The Valley Of Tears Finding redemptive purpose in our suffering
Lucas Jacobson How a special needs child impacts those around him.
A Mother’s Crown A touching and inspirational poem
The Journey A mother writes from the perspective of her little one, diagnosed with Trisomy 18.

Why Carry A Dying Child? A Mother’s Perspective.

From a mother who has lost two children and a nephew to anencephaly.
Letter to an Abortion Clinic A letter to an abortion clinic by one of its clients.
Annie’s Story One woman’s story about her Trisomy 13 – affected daughter, Annie
Anthony’s Eulogy A father’s eulogy for his son
The Torch of Love One woman’s story of how she was touched by a special child


Kathleen Rose T-13 Video on YouTube
Nothing is Wasted T-13 Video by Christina Dufek
Twin Transfusion YouTube video
My Name Is Simon A little boy with T-18
John Paul Robert Video memorial
A Symphonic Dream Video by Karl Kohlhase
A Child With Downs Syndrome Changes the Family Forever
Brotherly Bond Connor and Cayden (with cerebral palsy)
10 Year Old Blind Autistic Boy Sings “Open the Eyes of My Heart”
Krista Horning’s Testimony How do I live with disability?
John Paul-Ours For A Time A mother talks about her son with anencephaly
Our Story of Kannon Kannon’s story on YouTube
If You Have A Pulse You Have A Purpose Jonathan’s story on YouTube
Parents Fight For Son’s Medical Rights The struggle of Lane Hauber’s parents
Celebrate Everything–A Tribute To Caleb YouTube video celebrating the life of Caleb who had T-18
Rick Santorum–Family YouTube video by Senator Santorum
Conjoined Twins Video about Stefan and Tyler Delp
Changing The Label– Video YouTube video advocating support for T-13 and T-18 families
One Extra Chromosome Introducing many children who proved the doctors wrong
An Extra Special Missionary Narrated by the mom of a child with special needs
Bryce Daniel Video on Wisconsin Right To Life
When A Baby Dies A grieving mother ponders the question: “How are you doing?”
A Bittersweet Journey (video) Video in honor of Matthew Benjamin Spadoni
Patrick Henry Hughes A young man overcomes his “disabilities” as he explores his extraordinary
musical gifts–The Music of Opportunity
Faces  of Trisomy Video set to the song “Ordinary Miracle”
Maddy Curtis Audition on American Idol
Zakk Our Angel A video tribute by the parents of Zakk Anthony Devlin
My Redeemer Lives A father, a son, a triathalon, and the power of Christ within
A Tribute to Lucas Baby Lucas had Trisomy 18
In Memory of Braylen Merck Braylen had been diagnosed with multicystic kidney disease
Choosing Thomas Touching Trisomy 13 video
Flores de Marcela Video–part I (click on right arrow for English subtitles)
Flores de Marcela Video–part II (click on right arrow for English subtitles)
Gunner Health Care Parents concerned about national health care program
I Have a Voice Video for Downs Syndrome awareness
Angel Jody Michael Video in memory of precious baby Jody
God Doesn’t Make Mistakes Beautiful Down’s Syndrome song and video
From the Heart of a Parent A collection of short videos of families who have been comforted by Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (photography)
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (video) Video created for families facing Trisomy
Luke’s Slideshow.ZIP Slideshow created for Luke (ZIP DOWNLOAD)
Calling All Angels Video created by the parents of Zion-Grace Elizabeth Larson (anencephaly)
Trisomy 18 and Living (Kayden, age 7) Photo montage of Kayden, who is now 7 years old, living with Trisomy 18 and
full of smiles
Mieko Video in honor of Mieko who had Trisomy 18
20 Iron Man’s News flash covering a Texas man who is attempting to complete 20 Iron Man marathons in one year to raise awareness for Trisomy
Zion-Grace A multimedia website created by the loving parents of Zion-Grace Elizabeth who
passed away on 4-15-08
Fearfully & Wonderfully Made Prolife music video on YouTube
Give Me A Chance Prolife song and video by Karl Kohlhase
Hidden Treasures A support site for families on the Trisomy 21 Journey, featuring a powerful
video montage
YouTube Video Austin’s parents created a personalized video for the song, “Down The
Road Of Bittersweet”
A Prayer Shower A downloadable PowerPoint presentation (about 5MB). You are invited to download
the presentation, change the names and use it for your own Prayer Shower. Save this file to your desktop before opening it.
WCCO story WCCO story about reporter Maya Nishikawa’s daughter, Mieko, who has Trisomy 18.

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