Tag Archives | down syndrome

Moms Doing More in the 904: Karen McConeghy Prewitt, Disability Advocate

Karen McConeghy Prewitt, a 30-year resident of Jacksonville originally from Chicago, was in the process of sending her 18-year-old daughter, Courtney, to college when she discovered that she and her husband were expecting. The pregnancy alone was shocking enough, but finding out their son, Caleb, had both Down syndrome and heart defects was even more so. […]

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Every Mile Brings a Smile: The Wolfson 55

The Wolfson Children’s Challenge celebrates our patients’ lives while benefitting the region’s only children’s hospital. Did you know that no child is ever turned away because of an inability to pay? That’s why Wolfson Children’s Hospital needs your help to ensure every child continues to receive the world-class care they need and deserve. You can […]

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#WDSD17: Myths and Truths About Down Syndrome

I’m a mom in her thirties, and in the time I’ve been alive, incredible advancements have been made for people with Down syndrome. When I was born, in the 1980s, people with Down syndrome had a life expectancy of around 28 years old. When I was going to school, I never once encountered a single […]

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Why You Should Stop Using the R-Word

So why should you stop using the R-word? I could make this post short by telling you that I guarantee every time you use the word retarded in a derogatory manner, at least one person who hears you cringes and thinks you’re an insensitive nitwit for continuing to keep it as part of your vocabulary. […]

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Being Prenatally Prepared With Harmony

Prenatal testing is a sensitive topic for many expectant parents. Some have the viewpoint that if they choose to continue with the pregnancy regardless of what a genetic test might show then why do it? Genetic testing can provide parents with information to help them become better prepared if in fact their child is at […]

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