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From Grief to Celebration, How One Family Learned to Embrace the Gift of Down Syndrome

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The story of how one family learned to embrace the unexpected birth of a daughter with Down syndrome. From the grief associated with an unexpected event to the celebration of life their daughter has taught them and brings to them every day. This book describes the ten stages the family went through, including grief, research, incorporation, inclusion, and finally planning ...more
Paperback, 90 pages
Published December 20th 2010 by Extraordinary Girl
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Michele
Apr 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Fall in Love with Alex . . . AND Gary
I can't think of anyone who wouldn't benefit from reading this book, From Grief to Celebration: How One Family Learned to Embrace the Gift of Down Syndrome. It is extraordinarily well written from the heart of a mother with three children, including one who happens to have an extra chromosome.

The child--who is actually now a young woman--is named Alex. And through the pages of this book you'll fall in love with her. But I think even more, you'll fall in love
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Mardra
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: d, memoir

Margaret Bender took on the difficult challenge to put into words the day to day struggles and the “big picture” fear that parents of children with special needs face. From Grief to Celebration is a memoir/autobiography that reads more like a friendly “how-to” manual of parenting a child with Down syndrome. However, Bender achieves this without being preachy or angry. No, instead she gives the readers small bites of advocacy and advice on raising awareness in each community.

Parents of young chi
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Lisa Lambert Nicholson
Mar 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A Must read for anyone who is having a baby with Down syndrome, has had a baby/child diagnosed with Down syndrome or just to be amazed by a life affirming process of total acceptance. That different is not less, it is just plain wonderful!
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This was a quick read. I really liked her lists of what her daughter can and cannot do.
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