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Monday, March 22, 2010


~FACES OF TRISOMY~(click here for link to website)

~As we near the end of MARCH, which is also TRISOMY AWARENESS MONTH, I'd like to share this beautiful video montage with you. Please watch it with compassion in your hearts, and know the unconditional love that we Trisomy parents feel for our children.

Bennett-Chadlen was born with Trisomy 13. His 3rd birthday is approaching in a week's time, March 29. My heart is heavy with the pain of his loss, but these images give me HOPE that we are entering into a world where these children will be widely accepted, and parents will be understood. We cherished the gift, the blessing, that our beloved children are to us. Nimkee's spirit is alive and well in our home, and in our hearts forever.

~Much Love, Peace, & Nimkee blessings to you and yours......Melissa xxoo

Here is what the photographer shared on the Hope for Trisomy 13 & 18 site:

"Faces Of Trisomy by Jude Wolpert

March is Trisomy Awareness month. I photographed this series of portraits at the SOFT (Support for Families with Trisomy 18, 13 and Related Disorders) conference in Roanoke, Virginia during July 2009. I am trying to raise awareness that while only 10% of these kids survive their first year the ones that do live a rich life. Expectant parents are often told that Trisomy is incompatible with life and I am trying to share their unique beauty through these digital images. These children and young adults do not pose for photographs but can be captured being themselves, living in the moment. Most are non-verbal so I see it as an honor to help tell their stories visually."

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