Since I knew that I was expecting a child with Trisomy 21 (T21), I kept my high expectations for him. I didn't rule out any possibility and opportunity for him to reach his full potential. I knew since the beginning we would have to face challenges; but with love, patient and stimulation everything can be possible. We are not going to give up until he will attend to a regular school, speak two languages, and graduate from college.
In our journey, I have found other moms who also think as I do. I am raising my son to be a productive member of this society, this means, I want for him to get a job that allow him being independent —Not a job that pays $10 per hour. We will nurture him with opportunities to discover his talents and he will choose what to do with those talents. One talent I want for Tommy to explore is the graphic arts because it is an universal talent. He could work any where in the world without restrictions as a graphic designer. More than talent it could be a way to start his professional career. The best of all, he will have my guidance and 20 years from now to learn about the design software because I am a graphic designer.
Christmas card 2011
This is my latest inspiration.