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Babies With Down Syndrome Are Like a Yellow Flower in Blue Bouquets

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Imagine we were flowers.

Now imagine a yellow flower was your unborn baby who had a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome while all other babies are blue flowers. The one yellow flower has one more petal than all the blue flowers.

Would you cut the yellow  flower at the stem before the flower has even blossomed because of its extra petal? Would you, even though you are not aware of the power and beauty of that extra one?

Perhaps you have never seen a yellow flower blossom. But even if you did, the extra petal makes the flower individual to its self, no two flowers are the same.

The flower might stick out in the crowd, but it will make the most of being yellow.

Would you cut the flower before knowing what the future holds for it? Before knowing how beautiful that extra petal makes it?

It’s the same with a chromosome, why stop a baby blossoming when you are unaware of their future or how beautiful they really are?

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Originally published: October 20, 2017
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