The day Marcus was born, and I was given that book, I remember these two things from page one: First: “Do not put your child in an institution.” Wait…What!?! No one is putting my child anywhere, what are you even talking about?
Then secondly, the average life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome was 30 years.
Keeping in mind I was 19 years old at the time, do you remember what 30 looked like when you were 19? There would be