Down Syndrome Brings Joy, Not Regrets, For Many Families

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Down Syndrome Brings Joy, Not Regrets, For Many Families
Fri, 09-30-2011 - 8:12pm

FRIDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Louise Borke learned that her infant son had Down Syndrome when he was just a few days old.

Her reaction? "Shock and surprise, trepidation and anxiety," she recalls.

Today, 22 years later, Borke can look back at life with her son, Louis Sciuto, and say, "It's been fun. It's had its challenges -- I won't deny that -- but it's been fun. It's been rewarding and I have no regrets."

Borke is not alone in her views.

In a series of recently completed surveys, 96 percent of parents expressed no regrets about having a child with Down Syndrome and nearly eight out of 10 said the child had enhanced their lives by teaching them patience, acceptance and flexibility, among other things.



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