- Friday, November 21, 2008
Life Issues® and this year's Sanctity of Life special is all about a young boy named Will!
"He's a six year old with hopes and dreams, eyes full of curiosity, a heart full of love, and yes, Will has Down Syndrome," explained Brad Mattes. "His parents tackle the challenge of raising a child with Down Syndrome without reservation."
80% of women whose babies have been diagnosed with Down Syndrome in the womb elect to abort them. This disturbing statistic was a catalyst for the 26:00 special, "Unexpected Joys: the Surprising Truth About Down Syndrome," created for use around Sanctity of Life Sunday (January 18, 2009).
"The joys of parenting a Down child far out-weigh the difficulties. In this special you'll hear from first-hand experience why there's no need to fear this parenting challenge," says Brad.
Debunking the misconception that there's insurmountable challenges for a child with Down as well as for their parents, Brad shows listeners what the truth is-through the story of Will.
Explaining the strong support system available for parents of children with Down Syndrome, Brad clearly articulates the fact that many don't realize-people with Down Syndrome can live happy, accomplished lives as productive members of society.
Will's story is better than any commentary on Down Syndrome. It shows the truth about children with Downs: They're kids. While there may be unique challenges that the family will face, there's also unexpected joys that far out-weigh anything else.
As a resource to help encourage family and friends who may have questions, Life Issues® is providing listeners a complimentary 2 DVD packet with the story of Will and his family, as well as others with Down Syndrome who are living life to the fullest. Talking points and a devotional series will also be available with this special and :30 promo. For more information, contact Lee Ann Jackson.
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Lee Ann Jackson