From Kieralyn’s mom:
The most amazing blessing in my life has been my daughter who was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth. I have two other children and I don’t love Kieralyn more than my other precious little angels, but it is a different kind of love that you have for these absolutely amazing little blessings. She has changed my life from the moment she was brought into it. It hurts my heart to know that so many people terminate their pregnancies when they find out that their child will be born with Ds or put them up for adoption at birth after a diagnosis. I wish somehow that I could tell the world what a mistake they are making. God chooses very special people to be honored in raising these extremely special babies.
Kieralyn does everything my other children do; she is no different and I don’t treat her any differently because she is smart and amazing and can do anything in this world that anyone else can do. So I will not let her be bound by the “labels” of Down syndrome. She struggled in the beginning with heart defects and had a feeding tube for the first 5 months of her life. Her heart was successfully repaired on 11/27/12 and since then she has had a perfect cardiac exam and has excelled rapidly in her milestones like any other child.
She just turned one recently and has mastered all the age appropriate milestones with the exception of walking and side stepping, but believe me, she is well on her way with that! She is miraculous in every way. She has no health issues and in my eyes there are no limitations to what she can do. She can light up anyone’s world with her amazingly beautiful smile. She makes everyone she is around happy. She is adored by everyone she meets because she is so sweet and precious and just brings so much joy to our lives and the lives of people around her. She is an angel sent to me from heaven, a true blessing from God!