New ‘Famous’ Baby with DS

Tara Marie over at Emma Sage posted this article. Here is a small part of the article:

…’ WASHINGTON — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Wednesday that her month-old son, Cole, has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

“This news has been difficult to get our arms around. Like every parent, we have hopes and dreams for our children,” McMorris Rodgers said in a letter to constituents and supporters. “Although initially stunned, we are embracing our son and preparing for what may lay ahead.”

I find it interesting reading about famous people/celebrities with children with DS. I know the CEO of Barnes and Noble has a daughter with DS, other than that not many more. I still think it is great because these people have a great opportunity to make things change and they often do.

6 Responses

  1. Ex Formula 1 world champion, Damon Hill, has a son with DS, who’s about 18 now I think. He and his wife are quite active in promoting awareness.

  2. Hi There. I have officially started a petition for changing the way a prenatal diagnosis is given to new and expecting parents. If you are interested in this issue, please stop by and sign my petition. We can all change this system and get the Prentally Diagnosed Condition Act Passed, introduced by Senator’s Kennedy and Brownback. Thank you.

  3. Wow…good article. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Good article, I’m glad she decided not to pursue further testing. Thank you for sharing the article.

    Also, John C. Mcginley – the Dr. on Scrubs has a son with DS. He wears his DS Awareness bracelet most of the time, which I love!

  5. Very intersting article – thanks for sharing! Rumor had it in the UK that Eva Longoria’s sister has DS. But she hasn’t … people in the US saw her on Oprah Winfrey’s … Jamie Foxx has a sister with DS …

  6. This may be last week’s news, but I’m just now catching up with you. I wrote about Rep. Rodgers’ baby last week at Strollerderby:

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