Breaking the Age Barrier

A British man with Down syndrome has set a record for the oldest living person in the country, living with this condition.  Doctors had told Georgie Wildgust’s parents that he’d live only to about ten.  He recently turned seventy-seven.  Georgie credits dancing and an active social life for his record-setting age.  Many assumptions regarding individuals with Down syndrome have gone by the wayside.  Thanks to medical advancements, they live longer and enjoy more active lifestyles – often mainstreamed into general society.  Tragically, in America sixty-seven percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted.  More parents should reject this seemingly common advice from medical doctors and realize their baby is precious to God and to us.

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