Jessica Egan wants other parents to know about the joy her Down Syndrome daughter has brought to her life.

As Mamamia reports, the mom from Salt Lake City recently took to Facebook to write a mock “review” about the experience of having a child with Down Syndrome. She wrote:

When I placed my order I said, “Regular amount of chromosomes, please!” That’s what everyone else got and what I wanted too. They called me shortly after my order was in production and said, “Great news, we went ahead and upgraded you to extra chromosomes for free! You’ll receive the extra chromosomes with your completed order in 9 months.”

The mom continued, “What?! I was mad! All the other orders I had seen displayed via perfect Instagram posts did NOT have extra chromosomes,” Jessica’s post continued. “Well I decided that receiving my order with extra chromosomes was better than not receiving an order at all, so I settled in to wait for this surprise upgrade to arrive.”

When I placed my order I said, “Regular amount of chromosomes, please!” That’s what everyone else got and what I wanted…

Posted by Jessica Young Egan on Sunday, February 24, 2019

She went on to describe the arrival of her expected “package,” also known as her daughter Gwendolyn writing, “I have now had my order for two months and am writing this review to let others know the upgrade to extra chromosomes is amazing!!”

Jessica concluded her review with a recommendation for other parents who might end up with the extra chromosomes, as well:

If offered, definitely take it! I posted some photos below of the finished product and you can see the extra chromosome is so worth it — it is extra cute, extra special, and extra-ordinary! So much extra joy. Would purchase again for sure.

Jessica, who also blogs about her daughter on Instagram and Facebook at Sweet Gwendolyn, told Dearly that she wrote the post in honor of her 2-month-old daughter.

Jessica said:

“My original ‘product review’ post was something I wrote to celebrate our daughter in a fun way. She is such a light in our lives and provides us with so much joy that I wanted to highlight that and emphasize how I would choose her over and over again.”

And Jessica’s love and enthusiasm were contagious.

The post has been shared more than 74,000 times. It has thousands of comments from people talking about how touched they are by Jessica’s words or sharing their own stories.

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Jessica told Dearly she hopes her post will help other parents see what a Down syndrome child can bring to their lives and that there’s no need to dread the unexpected:

“Down syndrome is nothing to fear, and it makes people unique in the same way that our hair or skin color does. It is something to be celebrated, and I hope that people who see my post will think differently about it, and embrace the wonderful differences that nature gives to us.”

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One Reply to “Mom of Down Syndrome Daughter Writes 2 Month ‘Review’: ‘So Much Extra Joy. Would Purchase Again’”

  • JEAN f CRAIG 2 years ago

    MAY GOD BLESS EVERYDAY WITH YOUR PRECIOUS GIFT FROM GOD. HOPE SHE IS HEALTHY AND YOU AND THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS FEEL AS BLESSED AS YOU DODAY.

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