Mom's Speech About Her Baby With Down Syndrome Will Take Your Breath Away
Huffington Post - 9 months
A mother’s heartbreaking and honest speech about what it was like to learn her daughter had Down syndrome is captivating the internet.
In 2015, comedian Bethany Van Delft teamed up with The Moth, a nonprofit organization dedicated to storytelling, to share her experience of being a mother of a child with Down syndrome. In her nearly 15-minute story, Van Delft discussed her “perfect pregnancy,” her weekly ultrasounds and the expectation of that “rush of love that new mothers talk about.” She then unflinchingly told the audience that she was “terrified” the moment she learned her daughter, born in November 2011, had Down syndrome.
“That first few weeks is just a blur of tears and forms and doctors’ appointments and lists I made of all the things that were never going to happen now and all the things that she would never do,” she said.
Van Delft remained heartbreakingly truthful as she told the audience that for months she never saw her daughter as actually being ...
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