The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma
Meet Emerson Smith
In July 2012, a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome changed our lives forever. After the initial shock subsided, we grew to accept the news.
Through overwhelming support and love, we quickly became eager to meet Emerson and were ready to face the inevitable challenges ahead. Emerson was equally eager and decided to grace us six weeks early.
We learned so much after many weeks of hospitalization for feeding difficulties, open-heart surgery, and post-operative complications.
Sixteen weeks after his birth, Emerson was welcomed home and immediately became a source of love, patience, bravery, strength, happiness, and joy for our entire family. So when we say our lives were changed forever, we really mean our lives were changed for better.
~ Chad and Jamie Smith (Parents)