Hello, I’m Jessica, and I’m Kay’s mother. Welcome to Kay’s world! Here, you’ll get to know Kay and her family as time goes on.
Kay is 2 ½ years old and was born with Down Syndrome. When I first learned of Kay’s diagnosis during my pregnancy, it left me in shock, filled with fear, nervousness, and uncertainty about what Kay’s life would be like, as well as my own. I wondered about our future together. In response to Kay’s diagnosis, I immediately turned to Facebook and joined various support groups. Seeing the inspiring posts of families with their incredible kids, spanning from newborns to adulthood, filled my heart with joy. I became excited at the prospect of joining such a warm and supportive community, even if it was only virtually at the time. Little did I know that this community would later be known as “The Lucky Few.”
From the moment I learned about Kay’s Down Syndrome diagnosis, I knew I had to be her advocate. I made a promise to myself that I would do everything in my power to ensure that Kay had everything she needed to thrive in this world. I told myself that I would be there for her, guiding her through life’s milestones, such as learning to walk, talk, and interact with friends. However, it’s Kay who has taught me the most. She has shown me how to see without judgment, love unconditionally, and cherish every moment, no matter how small.