Tuesday, March 30, 2010

KIDS featured in "The Alhambran"

Thanks to members of The Order of Alhambra who attended the KIDS gathering before the March for Life, I was offrered an opportunity by editor Mike Carpenter,  to write a feature article on the front page of their newsletter. They are a fraternal order of Catholic laymen who do charitable work for the developmentally disabled.
You can see a PDF version:
Thank you for supporting the outreach of KIDS, and for all you do for our children.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Nice article about Down syndrome mentions KIDS

Cari Jean wrote an article on HUB called "Aborting Down Syndrome Babies" in which she goes into detail about how pre-natal testing for Ds takes place and how the mothers are at the  mercy of the negativity of the medical community when a baby with Trisomy 21 is discovered. Cari does offer hope however, quoting from National Right to Life News:
"There are also groups being formed, such as KIDS - Keep Infants with Down Syndrome, whose objective is to challenge the misinformation that often leads a mother to abort her child diagnosed to have Down Syndrome. KIDS was founded by Eileen Haupt and Leticia Velasquez, who both have daughters with Down syndrome. As Haupt said, "The one thing that prenatal testing cannot tell you is the unspeakable joy that your child with Down syndrome will give you."

Thank you for a well written article which explains the facts about Down syndrome fairly while descibing the plight of many expectant mothers at the hands of a medical community who do not understand the gift our children are to society.
Read the entire article here.