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.Read More