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Leticia V. Patient Expert

Long Island, New York
I am an adjunct college professor of English, freelance writer, wife, and the mother of three girls ages 15,11, and 6. We homeschool during the day while I write on the computer, and on warm evenings, we ride bikes together to the beach with our two labradors. We love camping, hikes in the woods,... Full Bio
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Movie Review: 'Little Boy' by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Movie Review: 'Little Boy' Read on »
Dear Sears, Thank you for Helping My Daughter with Down Syndrome by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Chrissy shopping in our local drugstore. My 13 year old daughter Chrissy with Down syndrome has a support person to help her reshape her behaviors ... Read on »
My experience at a Hillary Clinton Rally by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Since I don't see much difference between the 'new' Hillary Clinton listening tour today and the one I witnessed during her Senate run in 2000 I thought I'd share my ref ... Read on »
My Response to Changing the Conversation by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Christina, age 13, helping make her own lunch The discussion of pre natal testing and abortion as usual is a very emotional one. I decided to wade i ... Read on »
Review of "Joyful Witness: How to be an Extraordinary Catholic" by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome by Randy Hain Americans know a lot about movie stars, musicians and athletes. Often, we know more than we want to know about their lifestyles and relati ... Read on »
Praying before Battle by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Rarely does a Scripture leap out at me as powerfully as today's impromptu reading of Matthew's account of the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. In Matt 26:45, it reads, ... Read on »
Her favorite things; my daughter with Down syndrome rates Lady Gaga by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Christina is a young lady who knows what she wants. You'll discover that if you dare to suggest a movie or song that she doesn't want  at that particular mome ... Read on »
What have we learned in 70 Years since the Auchwitz Liberation? by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Over 70 years ago, the German government with the cooperation of doctors target a segment of the population for death based upon their genetic makeup and carry out a ... Read on »
Let Your Light Shine Before Men by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We went to Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston yesterday for my semi annual checkup. After receiving wonderful news from the surgeon who treated my ocular melan ... Read on »
Review of The American Catholic Almanac by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The American Catholic Almanac: Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States Image Books, NY Emily Stimpson and Brian ... Read on »
Letter from a Special Mother to the New Jersey Legislature on the Physician Assisted Suicide Bill by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Thirteen years ago as the Twin Towers crumbled to the ground, I wept, but I did not despair.  I had hope, for the future in those difficult times for I was carryi ... Read on »
The Other Ferguson by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Reading of all the violent protests in Ferguson, MO, I was wondering why the word 'Ferguson' associated with racial violence was stirring memories in my heart. . . and sudd ... Read on »
The Church is giving thanks for the lives of those with special needs by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Christina and Daddy waiting for Mom to attend Mass in Maine this summer. Mass of Thanksgiving for the Lives of People with Special Needs on EWTN Sat No ... Read on »
Book Review: Yes, God! What Ordinary Families Can Learn about Parenting from Today’s... by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome In a recent address, Pope Francis described the family as the, "primary place for education, the community of love and life in which every person learns to relate to o ... Read on »
Review of "Seven Saints for Seven Virtues" by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Jean Heimann, the author of had a wonderful Catholic mother. She modeled charity in action; she baked goodies for neighbors, nursed her sick and cranky father in ... Read on »
Why I stalked Fr. Benedict Groeschel for Three Years by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome When you are an enthusiastic Catholic and  live in the New York City area, running into Fr. Groeschel is no great accomplishment, the man had a punishing schedule for dec ... Read on »
Richard Dawkins needs a hug from my daughter with Down syndrome! by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Poor Richard Dawkins, he's a bright lad, but he just can't help stepping in it, can he? Now he's gone and insulted those of us who love our sons and daughters with D ... Read on »
Why argue about the percentage of unborn babies with Down syndrome aborted? by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Down syndrome advocate and mom Amy Truesdell Becker, recently wondered on her blog on Christianity Today why the incorrect statistic that 90% of unborn babies prenatally d ... Read on »