Erin Betbeze via Crowdrise
October 11, 2011
BENEFITING: CHATTANOOGA DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2011
On March 24. 2010 my husband and I welcomed our little boy Jackson, the son we so desperately wanted, to the world. It was such a joyous occasion until we learned that he had Down syndrome. Initially, we were heart broken and very saddened, but we soon realized that his diagnosis wasn't something we should grieve over. Looking back, I feel very guilty for ever having those feelings because Jackson has been such a joy to have in our lives. He is perfect in our eyes and is everything we could have hoped for in a son. My hope is that we can raise awareness and change everyones' view of Down syndrome...maybe more parents like me will not feel sorrow at first, but rather feel blessed that they have been chosen to care for such a wonderful child.