Grace: A Story of a Family and Down Syndrome





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Uploaded on Apr 29, 2007

A short documentary about a Family and their baby, Grace Blessing Deal, who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth.

A Message from Stephen Deal:

"I am saddened by the comments in response to this documentary of our family, not because some people disagree with what we have said or how we felt at the time. Everyone faces things differently because of past experiences or personality. In response to those who disagree with us I say thank you for your feed back. I can see where you are coming from and watching the video again today with you comments in mind I can see how it would leave all of these impressions. Many things that are broadcast or published are not intended as the best possible solution or most ethical means of reaching the desired goals in life. Such is the case with this documentary. It is intended to be an honest expression of the feelings and emotions that over took us at the moment. Since our daughters birth our perception of all that she is capable of and how big our dreams can be for her grow and change daily. This is true for any child facing any challenge. It is not my desire to squash any discussion or disagreement this documentary may raise.

What truly saddens me by the comments I have read is the felt need to attack others who may feel, think, or see the circumstances differently than ourself. I know that I am still learning what privileges I get to enjoy as the father of this special child. My hope for this video was to encourage people in similar circumstances to embrace their feelings and emotions because only by acknowledging them can we truly understand what is real and what is unwarranted fear. Without this revelation we remain trapped by our fear of what will never exist and fail to realize the joys and blessings just at our fingertips.

Thank you!"


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