Considering Possibilities

March 5, 2013

If conventional wisdom and the advice of the medical profession were followed, this young man would have been aborted.  The world would have been much darker for his loss, and hope less likely in the hearts of couples told that their baby has Down Syndrome.

Tim’s story shows that when loving people gather a dream can be fulfilled and possibilities realized. None of us can do what we do alone. Who do we need to encourage today? Who needs our commitment and support today? Who, considering possibilities, could use a bit of our talent, knowledge, and expertise today to realize a dream?

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13 Comments to Considering Possibilities

  1. powerful example

  2. melanie jean juneau on March 5th, 2013
  3. Such an inspiring video, Barb! Wow!
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  4. Mary on March 7th, 2013
  5. Mary, I was totally taken by it. Although I have no experience or education in dealing with developmental and/or brain issues, I firmly believe that with the right support and interaction with loving others, a child is far more capable of functioning well and achieving dreams than most people believe.

  6. barb on March 8th, 2013
  7. “I’m a lean mean hugging machine.” Love it! That is a beautiful contrast of LIFE to the culture of death. Thanks for sharing it.
    MichaelMaedoc recently posted..Justice Turned On Its Head

  8. MichaelMaedoc on March 9th, 2013
  9. Went to a conference sponsored by the Association for Medicine and the Person. The daughter of Jerome LeJeune was there to talk and I bought her biography of her dad, who discovered the extra chromosome. Believe it or not he was ostracized from the medical community for being anti-science because he was pro-life. The book’s a good little read.
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  10. MichaelMaedoc on March 9th, 2013
  11. Better than owning a restaurant, the joy Tim exudes and spreads abroad! Thanks for this, Barb.
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  12. Joann on March 9th, 2013
  13. This is unbelievably inspiring! I want to go to Tim’s Place!

  14. Carol@simple_catholic on March 9th, 2013
  15. Michael, I think the medical community is way too PC in the research area. It seems that it is also getting that way in the practice area, too. My dad’s GP told him in so many words that he shouldn’t have had a pacemaker put in at 86, that he’d lived long enough and should go ahead and die. Dad only got the pacemaker so he could live and take care of mom who had dementia. Otherwise he had wanted to go ahead and die because he was so tired.

  16. barb on March 9th, 2013
  17. Me too, Carol. He’s just amazing. I bet he has a lot of repeat customers. Everybody who goes to Albuquerque should eat there.

  18. barb on March 9th, 2013
  19. Wow, his speech is the clearest I’ve ever heard. You definitely won my heart with this posting. 🙂 I love the hug counter. 🙂
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  20. Kathleen Basi on March 11th, 2013
  21. In fairness to the medical field, they’ve been generally very open to a “Complete information” sort of approach to telling families about Down syndrome. I think the problem is that medicine deals with illness, and there are a number of possible conditions associated with T21. The clinical stuff is scary; the part that offsets it lies outside the realm of medicine. I talked about that here: http://kathleenbasi.com/2009/10/07/tipping-the-scales/
    Kathleen Basi recently posted..Sunday Snippets

  22. Kathleen Basi on March 11th, 2013
  23. Me, too, Kathleen.

  24. barb on March 11th, 2013
  25. Yes, there is a great deal that can go along with T21. My concern is that for some parents unwilling to look at possibilities it becomes a death sentence for the baby. I’ve seen many stories about doctors recommending abortion for Down Syndrome reported at Life News and LifeSite News. Two things we can’t underestimate are the power of prayer in healing and the ability of the child. No, somebody with T21 short of a miracle, will never be non-T21, but prayer can ameliorate a lot of possible accompanying physical difficulties. When we get to the next world we’ll see what prayer has done for Julianna, and for your family. I love reading about your family and her progress and recommend everybody go to your link in the comment.

    The autism improvement reported by parents through the autism prayer chain featured at Holy Souls Hermitage is very heartwarming and gives a reason for hope to parents, many of whom have been at the end of their ropes.

  26. barb on March 11th, 2013

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