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Comment: April's trip / Hershey Medical Center

Today April (and we) went to a cardiologist near Hershey, PA.  It was a difficult trip - the drive, and the news.  Not unexpected, but still difficult.  The people there were amazing, however.  It was a good place to be, and the people were so kind and considerate.  Our April did very well and was very grown up about it all.  April has Downs Syndrome and a serious heart problem. 


Our April is grown; born in 1971.  Her heart is inoperable, so that is the hard bit.  But she is such a cheerful girl and tries so hard to make it easier for others.

For instance, when her pet canary died, she kept it secret so she wouldn't upset the family.  I have talked to her about telling me when things are wrong. I think (and hope) she understands how important that is since we realize how grave her present condition. 

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