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Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Valuable Life

Recently my mother gave me an excellent article written by columnist, Cal Thomas.  Cal writes beautifully about his younger brother who had Down syndrome.  In light of a situation that occurred this past week, where doctors in a U.S. hospital have refused to give an organ transplant to a child because she has developmental delays, I thought this article about Cal Thomas's brother was poignant.  Cal describes so clearly about how valuable his brother's life was and how he touched the lives of others.

He also references the following book about the valuable contributions of another child with Down syndrome, Robin Elizabeth Rogers (daughter of Roy and Dale Rogers, famous entertainers) who only lived to 2 years old. This book is wise, touching and informative all at the same time and Tom and I enjoyed it very much.

As the reading in church this morning spoke about all of us being the temple of the Holy Spirit, I pray that each person whether  "typical" or special needs will be recognized as being valuable and worthy of any type of care they may need.

Here is the link to the article

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