Sun-Beams: May 13, 2012

Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week.

Child With Cerebral Palsy Welcomes Home Marine Dad By Walking to Him for the First Time – This story took me back to Sarah Kate’s early steps. I can’t imagine what it was like to be surprised.

Looking for Suffering in All the Wrong Places – Hope or hardship? Rachel Adams sets the record (and a rabbi) straight.

Michigan high schooler with Down syndrome gets new shot at playing hoops – Good news out of Michigan for those who’ve been following Eric Dompierre’s story.

Blind man is unfit to have guns, NJ prosecutor says – This story may be touchy for some of you, depending on your stance on guns, but the real question (like the Canadian couple previously) is whether he’s less fit than anyone else. The resolution to the case is here. Hmmm…

Cerebral Palsy a Brain Injury – This response to last week’s story about the couple with cerebral palsy who were “allowed” to keep their child is disheartening. Unlike most people, the writer knows what CP is…but she just doesn’t get it. Tell me your thoughts.

And two new updates on Down syndrome blood testing: Sequenom says Coventry to cover its Down Syndrome test and Ariosa launching cheaper, noninvasive blood test for fetal abnormalities such as Down syndrome

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  1. says

    Oh man, that video did me in. Completely.

    Happy mothers day to one of the best moms I know. Hope your day is beautiful.