Welcome to my website. My name is Yosh and I have Down Syndrome (DS).
Here I will tell you the story of my life as seen through my abba's (daddy's) eyes.
September 11th 2001 was not a very auspicious day, I kind of like it though as that is the day I was conceived. My parents were ecstatic when they found out as there was nothing more they wanted than a baby. As my mommy was over 40 when she conceived she went to a high risk ob/gyn to make sure everything went well. it was there they discovered I had Down Syndrome. It never occurred to them to have an abortion, lucky for me and the rest of the world.
I was born June 2nd 2002 in Saint Joseph's Medical Center in Paterson NJ. When they rolled me out of the delivery room the first thing my abba did was count my fingers and toes to make sure they were all there (They were and still are). Unfortunately I was born with pulmonary hypertension and ended up spending 10 weeks in the NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit. Where it was loud and sometimes scary, but don't feel bad for me I got over it, my parents however still remember the experience.