"What these children bring to our lives is something so deep and extraordinary, it is humanity stripped to the bone," she says.
"It is not about how they look, but who they are. First and foremost, they are our children, children to be loved and cherished - not tampered with and altered because they look slightly different..."
At the weekend, her parents - a world-renowned plastic surgeon and his surgically-enhanced wife - admitted they are considering altering their daughter's appearance with surgery in the future to help her become more 'accepted' by society.
"In many ways, I consider myself lucky that Domenica does look different, because it alerts people to her condition. I have friends with autistic children, and when these children misbehave in public, everybody just assumes they are naughty.
Benji wrote:^ I think Down's works like a spectrum. I don't have much knowledge of Down's, and I haven't met anyone properly who has it or is affected by it in some way, however, so I can't be sure. That's just the impression I've gathered (and I'm not even sure where that impression comes from, which is why I'm not sure how true it is).
hesperus wrote:I've decided to never bring a child into a world such as this.
I think it may have to do with Chromosome 21, in that there's a specific section on 21 that is the "Down's" section and the person will have Down's if that is duplicated but may have less severe presentation when only part of the chromosome is in triplicate than when the entire chromosome is in triplicate.
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