When my daughter was born and diagnosed with Down syndrome, the first thing I wanted to do was find other families that had walked in my shoes.

I wanted to know their story. I wanted to see what their children looked like. I wanted to know about their child's development. I wanted to know about the medical hurdles that some of their children had to face. 

I wanted to know it all. Because all of a sudden, this was my new reality.

Real Life | Down syndrome is a place that was created for parents, by parents. It is a comprehensive look into what life is like while raising a child with Down syndrome.

Best wishes on your journey ...

If you would like to contribute a story to be included on Real Life | Down syndrome, please send your submission to bethanybalsis@mac.com.