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What My Daughter With Down Syndrome Taught Me About Happiness—and Love

Our daughter Penny is 13 years old. She is in seventh grade. She loves Taylor Swift and Fuller House and wedding dresses. She says her most embarrassing moment in life was when she found out the boy she has a crush on didn’t like her back. The first question she asks every morning when I wake her up is, “Did anyone text me?” She’s a middle school girl who applies too much makeup when she wants to look fancy, who begs for a smartphone, and the latest copy of Vogue when she sees it on the rack at CVS. Penny also has Down syndrome. Read More

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