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Families of children with significant disabilities say their lives are enriched

Posted by Joseph on 3 August, 2012

A research study that was published in the current edition of the Journal Pediatrics found that parents of children with Trisomy 13/18, conditions whereby the child has an extra 13 or 18 chromosome, indicated that the parents considered the child to be happy and found that their lives were enriched by the child.

The findings are very different than that attitude of many pediatricians towards these conditions. The Canadian Press reported:

Medical textbooks are grim and bleak about babies born with genetic codes considered “incompatible with life.” But the study says parents who have these children speak of the joy found in what is almost inevitably a short lifespan. These children, they say, can enrich a family rather than destroy it.

more at: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/families-of-children-with-significant-disabilities-say-their-lives-are-enri?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4330d271fe-LifeSiteNews_com_Intl_Headlines_08_02_2012&utm_medium=email

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