Posts made in July, 2013

May Moms’ Coffee with Corvallis Author

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Activities | 0 comments

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DSNO May Mom’s Coffee, hosting George Eistrich

DSNO hosted author George Estreich during the May Moms’ Coffee, with over 20 attendees.

At the event, the Corvallis father read excerpts from his re-released book The Shape of the Eye. It’s a personal memoir intertwined with facts about Down syndrome that he created to share his experience with Laura, his 12-year-old daughter born with Down syndrome.

Hearing his stories took me back to the days when I was afraid. The day our Lizzie was born.

On November 18, 2011, Elizabeth Piper popped out by c-section. A little butterball, everyone in the operation room said. She was small in length, but weighed 9 pounds and 8 ounces. I remember vividly her very round belly, her short legs that stayed scrunched up in their fetal position, and the bluish pigment of her skin. I thought something wasn’t quite right. And later, doctors diagnosed Lizzie with Down syndrome.

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