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The Human Aspect of Ronnie

Our lives changed in an instant when we had to decide if we wanted to keep our expected child, when we learnt that he had down syndrome. We both agreed to move forward. Our beautiful boy brought us a spirit we could never foresee, but also challenges for our family. As a caretaking father I stretched thin and struggled to share my energy evenly with my children, and especially found it tough that his sisters distanced themselves from him.

  • Disability
  • Next of kin
  • Physical disorder
  • Cognitive disorder

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