was born on November the fourth in the year of 1960 in
Brownsville, Texas. My mother had told me that I was the
only white baby in the hospital. I guess most of the babies
were hispanic. A nurse even brought the wrong baby to my
mother! My mother was twenty five. She didn't notice anything
different in me. She said I was slow in developing and I did
everything at a much slower speed. I was born also with
nystagmus, stribismus and I am nearsighted. She started
her search in finding out what my problem could be. I did not
have any health problems. She said I walked at sixteen months.
When my mother and father found out I had the Mosaic Down syndrome I
was four years old. They were obviously concerned but they had the idea
that I had potential and that did not keep them from helping me as I
started school. Their belief in me never wavered as I struggled in school.
when I was frustrated in my school work they always told me I could
do it. They helped me so much! I honestly don't know what I would have
done without them.