Dear Mrs. Sander: I have neither a child nor a relative with Down syndrome, yet I make sure to buy each issue of Down Syndrome Amongst Us and I leave it around the house. I want my children to read your exceptional publication and develop a positive attitude toward special children and individuals with disabilities. Through your magazine, my children come to see the uniqueness of these children. Although all of my children are B"H healthy now, one of them had cancer at a younger age. The words of support and the positive outlook expressed in your articles are easily transferable to any challenge one may encounter in life. Everyone can benefit from experiencing the upbeat attitude, sense of humor, and recognition of the good in our lives that so clearly emanate from the pages of DSAU. May you have continued success. Thank you. Name Withheld Upon Request
Dear Sarah: I saw a copy of your magazine two years ago and I thought it was wonderful. I have a four and a half year old son named Adir Chaim who was born with Down syndrome. His birth parents (also Jewish) could not deal with their first child being less than perfect. Their loss was our gain. They just did not see that he was a diamond in the rough. We adopted him with the assistance of the JCAN (Jewish Childrens Adoption Network). He is a handful, but the cutest little handful you could meet.
Boynton Beach, Florida
Dear Mrs. Sander, I would like to start this letter by expressing my thoughts on what a tremendous impact your journal has had on me. Although I am not a parent of a child with Down syndrome, I am involved in working with the DS population. When I read the first issue of Down Syndrome Amongst Us, I sobbed through the entire journal, from cover to cover. It is now two issues later and it still has the same effect on me. Reading this magazine gave me strength and inspiration as well as insight and greater sensitivity. I highly commend you for opening this precious box of pearls within our community. This will open up the hearts of the ignorant and strengthen those who are already aware. I wish you and your family continued Hatzlacha! Sincerely, T.M.