childrens health Articles
You Don't Have to Be a Superhero Just Because You Have Down Syndrome!
Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Leticia Velasquez
In todays society we are all about acceptance of diversity. We take great pains to show how well we accept others of different races, religions, and sexual preferences. We do this by holding social events, arts showcases, sporting events, and TV programs and even enforcing accept... Read more
The Christmas Offering
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 by Leticia Velasquez
"It was all a waste of time" I said to myself in desperation. "Christina is isolating herself from the other girls, we waited all year for Camp, only to have her sideline herself, becoming obsessed with nachos when she could be making new friends"I thought wis... Read more
The World Turned Upside Down
Saturday, November 12th, 2016 by Leticia Velasquez
When the British forces surrendered to the rebels after the Revolutionary War, they took out their frustrations, not by rioting, but by instructing the fife and drum corps to play "The World Turned Upside Down". Never had any colony rebelled successfully from the Mother... Read more
Mother Teresa did not Take Sides in the Pro-life/Social Justice Debate: She got Involved.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Leticia Velasquez
No one has seen as much poverty around the world at close range as Mother Teresa, who was declared a saint by Pope Francis. That is why she is a hero to the social justice movement.But she is also a hero of the pro-life movement, for such moments as the Washington DC prayer break... Read more
I received a letter from Mother Teresa which changed my life
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 by Leticia Velasquez
In 1990, I was a single, twenty seven year old woman working with Latin American immigrants on Long Island. I was also learning Spanish, and I thought of going to a Spanish school in Antigua GAfter a day spent with some of the happiest and poorest women I have ever met, I came aw... Read more
The Valiant 10%
Thursday, June 16th, 2016 by Leticia Velasquez
Monsignor Charles Pope is my favorite priest blogger. His blogs are full of Christ's wisdom about the most pressing subjects in modern life and his latest "Accepting Disability in a World Obsessed with Perfection" is no exception.His blog is in response to the Holy Fath... Read more
A Special Post of a "Best Thing I Ever Did for My 2e Child."
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by 76Trombones
A while ago we asked on Facebook and in blog and briefing for readers' responses to the question "What's the best thing you've ever done for that 2e child you raise or teach." We published the responses in the MarchApril issue of 2e Twice Exceptional Newsletter and also... Read more
Women Deserve the Truth about Down syndrome and Pre-natal Testing
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by Leticia Velasquez
In an age when we value informed consent and patient centered care, its a travesty that often the worst informed patient is the mother of a unborn baby with special needs. Everyone she meets in her medical office seems to be telling her what she should do. In what is often a lone... Read more
How having a child with special needs helps me work to overcome the deadly sins
Saturday, March 19th, 2016 by Leticia Velasquez
1. Humility against pride- I try to have a normal outing to the grocery store, chatting about nothing with the teenage clerk, when suddenly a bottle of Five Hour Energy goes flying past her head. She flinches and I have to reprimand Christina and apologize, catching another poten... Read more
Cooperating with an Act of God: The Historic #TurnpikeMass
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 by Leticia Velasquez
Courtesy of Roamin' Catholics. As the mother of a young lady of 13 who has Down syndrome, I am accustomed to seeing how God's ways are far above our ways. Many times we have stood in awe at what Our Lord accomplishes in our life with our daughter Christina in the privacy of our D... Read more
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