Life is never easy for parents who have kids with Down Syndrome.
People, especially kids, with Down Syndrome are angels. They are innocently beautiful and they need the utmost guidance and protection of their parents. For the mighty parents who want nothing but the betterment of their children, they would do everything – no exceptions!
Despite their condition, insults or throwing unkind remarks at them can still hurt them. But for their parents, that pain gets multiplied to an immeasurable amount. Believe me when I say it hurts them more than anybody else.
With all these being said, parents celebrate their children’s lives, regardless of the circumstance. And for one actress/mom, she’s celebrating her daughter’s life, she’s celebrating her condition, and she wants the rest of the world to join her.
She is a 39-year-old Canadian-American actress. She plays the role of Dr. Amelia Shepherd in the famous American medical drama television series, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. She married Rob Giles back in 2009 and they were blessed with three lovely daughters, Eliza (8), Paloma also known as “Pippa” (4), and Arwen with the nickname “Lucky” (1).
Caterina enjoys her journey as a mother to her second child, Pippa who has Down Syndrome. In fact, she is celebrating her daughter’s life in more ways than one.
World Down Syndrome Day
Just recently, she posted a sweet photo of her together with Pippa. She shared with the entire world what her world has become when Pippa came into her life.
She’s a proud mom! She definitely doesn’t shy away from having a Pippa in her life.
Doing the alphabet
On the same occasion of last year, she posted a heartwarming video on her Instagram account which became viral. She captioned the beautiful video:
“Happy World Down syndrome awareness day, everybody!! Sending love and alphabets from our family to yours!!”
In the video, the Grey’s Anatomy star is sitting beside Pippa and they’re doing the English alphabet. Caterina is energetically doing the American Sign Language of each letter while the 4-year-old cutie is reciting each.
Despite her young age and condition, Pippa nails each letter with so much ease. She is without a doubt, an amazing kid! Scorsone is definitely doing an exceptional job in raising her daughters, especially Pippa.
Their mother-daughter video has reached 2.8 million views with tens of thousands of comments of love.
A fight they should win
Caterina admitted that it wasn’t easy when she first discovered Pippa’s condition:
“This simple voice came to me where I was like, ‘I don’t know what to do — oh, ‘I’m supposed to keep her safe and I’m supposed to make her feel loved.”
But those scrambled thoughts didn’t take long before they began falling into their right places.
“And suddenly my understanding of my job as a mother completely distilled and opened.””
Knowing more about Down Syndrome made her ifs and buts vanish.
“I had to confront that thought experiment of ‘I don’t know if [Pippa is] going to be clever, I don’t know if she’s going to be funny’ — which, of course, she is, and now that I know more about Down syndrome, I’m like, ‘Oh, what a stupid thought I had.’”
There’s so much about people with Down Syndrome that we do not know yet. Sadly, despite their condition, there are some people who would still have the guts to discriminate against them.
Yes indeed, this world is too cruel for these innocent souls who want nothing but to live normally. They are trying their best and we need to help them in any way possible.
For those who are not aware:
“Down syndrome (sometimes called Down’s syndrome) is a condition in which a child is born with an extra copy of their 21st chromosome — hence its other name, trisomy 21. This causes physical and mental developmental delays and disabilities.”
Sometimes, we’ll realize that we, people without this condition are the ones with disabilities. Just like what this brilliant kid said, “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”
Watch Caterina and her amazing daughter, Pippa, as they do the English alphabet.
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