iSissies, meet our special needs niece Dianne.
Yvonne Dianne Smith is one of the greatest blessings our family has experienced. When Dianne dropped from Heaven into our lives in 1967, she faced some health issues immediately-a severe cleft palette required attention for her to be able to eat. Further testing revealed chromosome damage that was similiar in nature to Down’s Syndrome. Dianne’s path would have physical and emotional highs and lows-but, always, she surprised doctors with her stamina and grit. Defying the odds, she will celebrate her 48th birthday this year-and don’t worry about forgetting it-she will call you several times to remind you. : )
Reach out to those with Down’s Syndrome and other chromosome birth defects – and to their family members. Give them an encouraging word – a hug – maybe a respite for a few hours. That’s what iSissies do for each other.