Monday, May 17, 2010

Going to Bat for Down syndrome

The TV series "Facing Life Head On" episode "Going to Bat for Down syndrome"airs across the USA and Canada.

"As the third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Andy LaRoche is making a name for himself in the sports world. But he’s also trying to make a name for himself off the field. Andy has a passion for touching the lives of children with Down syndrome. He’s inviting these children and their families to spend time with him at the ballpark. They play on the field, meet the team and take in a game. One little girl who’s formed a special friendship with Andy is Chloe Kondrich. Chloe was born to Kurt and Margie Kondrich six years ago. After her birth, they were given mostly negative information at the hospital regarding Down syndrome. But that didn’t matter to them. Kurt and Margie knew Chloe was here for a reason and they knew she was destined to become a cherished member of their family and community. For Andy, spending time with Chloe and other kids has been one of the highlights of the time he’s spending playing baseball in Pittsburgh. It says a lot about the impact children with Down syndrome can have on people."

Click here to watch "Going to Bat for Down syndrome", and it WILL brighten your day!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

'Facing Life Head-on' to feature friendship between Chloe and Pittsburgh Pirates' Andy LaRoche

The show "Facing Life Head-on" — which will air the feature — reaches 100 million homes in the U.S. and Canada. The show's host is Brad Mattes. "With more than 90 percent of children diagnosed prenatally with Down syndrome being aborted, it is critical that Americans see what a priceless blessing children with Down syndrome are to families, communities, and all of humanity," said Chloe's father, Kurt Kondrich.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Miscarriage of justice--the 'prenatal disability death sentence'

"A baby boy abandoned by doctors to die after a botched abortion was found alive nearly a day later. The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled."