Angelica Seeks Government Grant For Down Disabled Daughter Amberlynn
by Angelica Eddy
(Jackson, Ohio, USA)
Amberlynn and Mommy
My name is Angelica Eddy I am now 22 years old and a proud mother of Amberlynn. She was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect.
I had been pregnant twice before but the children didn't make it, I was told that I would never be able to have children. Then I became pregnant with Amberlynn, my miracle.
I was so happy when I found out I was. Shortly after I was pregnant the doctors noticed that my baby had something called Down syndrome. It scared me, because I worried, "Is she going to be okay?"
I had a very hard pregnancy. I almost lost her twice due to early labor. The doctor I was seeing told me to abort because "Children with Down syndrome are a embarrassment to society."
I was so upset and angry when the doctor who will be left un-named said this to me. I thought every child deserves a chance and who am I to say no to a precious gift God had given to me.
Although the way the gift came to me was not a happy memory, my child will never know that she was a product of rape. She is a very good child although she has had to fight so very hard just to be here.
I am writing my story because I am scared and I need help. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2009. I am very scared that one day in chemotherapy I'll fall asleep and not wake up.
It is extremely hard doing everything I do, but I would not change any of it. It has indeed been a long, rough, and fun journey.
I love my little Amberlynn so very much but her SSI barely gives me enough to pay the bills and get her clothes let alone the physical therapy tools she needs, like the special car seat.
I never knew how expensive it would all be. My only regret is not having the money to take care of her the way she needs to be taken care of.
That is why I am pleading. Please help me help my daughter. Why should she be punished because I can't afford the things she needs?
I know its a long shot but please help me. I don't know what else to do. If you can't help me at least help Amberlynn. Thank you for your time. Angelica.
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