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Beyond the Diagnosis

In this three-part series, Andrea Morehead talks to families with Down Syndrome children about the challenges they face as they try to change people's perceptions about this condition.
/ Source: WTHR-TV

In this three-part series, Andrea Morehead talks to families with Down Syndrome children about the challenges they face as they try to change people's perceptions about this condition.

Beyond the Diagnosis - Part One - Meet Lilly Roush and her parents, Liz and Matt. They talk candidly about the prognosis at birth, the medical challenges along the way and how their unwavering love gives them hope that Lilly will achieve goals beyond their dreams.

Beyond the Diagnosis - Part Two - LaDonna Baker found out she was carrying a Down Syndrome child in her third month of pregnancy. Her son, Aaron, has faced medical challenges since he was born, but LaDonna says she doesn't regret a thing.

Beyond the Diagnosis - Part Three - Katie Cortelyou is breaking down barriers every day. As a Down Syndrome person who works at a local hospital, she touches lives all the time and challenges people's perceptions about what Down Syndrome people can accomplish. She also gives hope to parents of Down Syndrome children by volunteering at a local clinic.

Down Syndrome Links

Indiana Down Syndrome Association

Down Syndrome International Organization

World Down Syndrome Day

Down Syndrome.com

St. Vincent

Noble of Indiana

Dads Appreciate Down Syndrome

Gifts - Parents of Down Syndrome children share their stories.

Prince Evan - "Celebrating the successes of special-needs children and connecting African-American parents of preemies and children with Down Syndrome."