Unfortunately, not every child is born physically or mentally flawless—
some babies may be born with some conditions that may affect their
development into adulthood. Nevertheless, they remain perfect in their
parents’ eyes!
Twins Charlie and Milo McConnel were born with Down syndrome. Down
syndrome is the result of a tripling—instead of a doubling—of a specific
chromosome. The genetic malformation causes some developmental
difficulties, including moderately reduced cognitive abilities, delayed
cognitive development, and a characteristic facial appearance, and other
related problems.
Instead of lamenting the condition of their children, parents Dan and Julie
have chosen to embrace it.
The couple regularly posts photos of their adorable twins in an attempt to
show the world the “upside” of the condition. These photos share the
challenges, the joys, and the insider’s truth about raising children with
Down syndrome.
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“My hope is to attract families that are receiving a diagnosis of Down
syndrome for their child because that can be really scary. I hope that
people will find us, and see that this is what life can be like,” Julie said. “It
can be fun, it’s full of love, it’s not scary. We have no regrets, and there is so
much joy in our lives, and I hope that people will see that.”

While some people may not agree with their actions or that the twins are
beautiful in their own way, it is undeniable that they are creating a
community for parents of children with Down syndrome—a safe space
where they can share their experience, too, and learn more about others’

It takes them a little longer to meet milestones, but when they meet goals
we celebrate like no other parents alive,” sid Julie. “We throw a party and
we’re so excited for them when they accomplish those things.”“It’s big to show everyone else that we are here, and there are all these kids
in our community, and we hope that they will see us and remember us and
that things will continue to change in our communities with lots of
acceptance,” their dad added.

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