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Congenital Hard Cases: Cornelia De Lange Syndrome

I wanted to comment about hard cases. I have a son who is 7 years old who has Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. He was diagnosed at @ 4 mo. It has not been easy raising him thus far; but, I must say I would not take any amount of money for him or the experience of having him not only in my life but the lives of my other children. Time doesn’t permit to tell you all we have learned but let’s just say we learn something new about what it means to love someone unconditionally every day. "Sam" is very special and I know God has him on this earth for a reason. We rejoice when we see glimpses of His reasons from time to time. I know 95% of people who knew they had a child with this syndrome would abort but they would be missing out on the experience of a lifetime.  — D.W., M.D.