Special Edition This Just In: Sarah Palin


From The Dayton Daily News

Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has been selected as John McCain’s choice for Vice Presidential nominee of the Republican Party. Governor Sarah Palin recently gave birth to her son who has Down syndrome. The Palins knew before their son’s birth that he would have Down syndrome.

Sarah and Todd Palin have five children: boys Track, 19, and Trig, 4 months, and daughters Bristol, 17, Willow, 13, and Piper, 7. Track Palin joined the Army last September and will deploy to Iraq on Sept. 11. Palin gave birth to Trig, who has Down syndrome, in April and returned to work three days later.

The positive publicity this announcement brings is, regardless of your political views, a leap in the right direction for families of children with special needs, and especially those with Down syndrome.

Watching Trig grow up as the son of the Vice President of America (or simply as the son of a VP nominee) will be proof positive that a child with Down syndrome didn’t ruin this Mom’s life or serve as the end to her dreams.

From what I have read, Governor Palin comes across as sharp, resourceful, and not afraid to take on the ‘big boys.’

Reminds me of quite a few other Mom’s of special needs kids I know.

But that is simply my opinion. Yours may differ.

Please feel welcome to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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