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Support Special Miracles - Down syndrome
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The last thing I thought about when I was expecting is special needs. The last thing I accepted after my youngest was born is that he had Down syndrome.  In the months that followed, the last thing I would do is accept the bleak outlook that ...

The last thing I thought about when I was expecting is special needs. The last thing I accepted after my youngest was born is that he had Down syndrome. 

In the months that followed, the last thing I would do is accept the bleak outlook that he had been so innocently born into. I rejected the medical literature that prepared me for a lifetime of endless suffering and heartache, and I searched high and low for the testimonials; the happy endings; and the inspiring true stories of other parents who had been down this same road. 

My name is Sabrina Moyer, and I founded the community platform known as Special Miracles. After Colton was born I made a resolution to myself and to him; that I would become his strongest advocate, and his devoted ally. 

I found a flood of dark and unsympathetic statistics and misconstrued information, but very little in the way of positive approaches and the reassurance that life with Down syndrome can be just as joyful as without it. 

So I made a website doing just that; and it grew; and grew; and today Special Miracles has thousands of members and growing daily. 

I have had three pregnancies; the first was great and I had a son, the second ended in a miscarriage, and the third; plagued with medical problems and drowned in prescribed medication to address all of those problems, but when my second was born the biggest 1-2 punch of all was dealt. The diagnosis.

I cried and I asked, “Why me?” 

I went through a terrible mourning period that would last about seven weeks, but when I came out of it I realized I was simply asking the wrong question. I should have been asking, “Why not me?” 

My family and I went through a tumultuous time, but we have banded together and overcome the pitfalls that life has brought us. 

Today, Colton is a happy, healthy child and an irreplaceable part of our family.

He has given me drive and a higher purpose to which I aspire to every day in raising my children, as well as leading Special Miracles into a wider audience. 

It is for this reason that I hope to bring our story out into the greater world with the hope of educating anyone who might come across the Special Miracles Facebook page, and simultaneously easing a new parent’s fears or misgivings of their own. 

With your help I can expand my reach.

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