Priest says baby with Down syndrome is a 'gift from God'

“Portill named the child Ismael.”

“‘Thank you Jesus for the gift you have given me for my birthday! You never cease to surprise me, my Jesus.’"

(Down Syndrome “is the most common chromosomal cause of mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. People with Down syndrome also have some distinct physical features, such as a flat-looking face, and they are at risk for a number of other health conditions.”) (from U. S. National Library of Medicine)

Yes that child is a gift from God as ALL children are. EVERY child is here for a reason and they teach us something no matter what.


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