Explaining Down Syndrome to a Parent

Dr. Dave Cooper and Dr. Teresa Romero worked with two families who had daughters with Down's Syndrome.  Sadly, healthcare for these girls will be limited due to their "lot in life".  Elsa gave us our first "local smile" each day since her home was at the base of the mountain.  Still dressed in a pink and white stripped shirt that missionary Laura Foy gave her early in the week, Elsa also gave us our last "adios" when we left the mountain for the last time on our last day.  

Maria Elizabeth, our sweet Down's child seen in La Colonia, especially touched the heart of Ruby Garza.  It was Ruby who helped Dr. Teresa explain to her mother in simple loving terms that:  Maria Elizabeth is the child God wanted you to have and she is normal in God's eyes!  Heartbreaking to share with another mother that her child has a  life challenge such as Down's.  Tears are a universal language. . .