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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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Novena to the Little Flower for Christina's School Placement Day Three by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Third Day Dear Little Flower, make all things lead me to heaven and God, Whether I look at the sun, the moon, the stars and the vast expanse in which the ... Read on »
Novena to the Little Flower for Christina's School Placement by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Second Day O dear little Saint, now that you see the crucified Jesus in heaven, still bearing the wounds caused by sin, you know still more clearly than you did u ... Read on »
Novena for Christina's School Placement by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Little Flower Novena (to be prayed for 9 consecutive days) Prayers to be said each day: Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of the faithful, and kindle ... Read on »
BioTalk, Episode 6: Good News About Down Syndrome by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome http://www.youtube.com/v/MW7HY5-PDxA?autohide=1&version=3&feature=share&showinfo=1&autohide=1&attribution_tag=76GiqhESXLs5SVbk5C6xnA&autoplay=1 Read on »
Stand up for Shea Riddell by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Shea Riddell is a stunning blond with a dimpled smile and a striking aura of innocence. She smiles shyly from the photos in the article about the bullying incident whic ... Read on »
Ha Nacido Una Madre Especial by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The very week my book A Special Mother is Born was published two years ago this month, I received an email from a Peruvian priest on the way to Rome. His sister in Peru w ... Read on »
World Mission Sunday Fundraiser: Gabriela's Mission Trip to Eduardor by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome On World Mission Sunday I am offering the profit I make on my book, A Special Mother is Born as a donation to my daughter Gabriela's mission trip to Ecuador next March ... Read on »
True Beauty lies Within by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Lord Byron has written a timeless poem about a beautiful woman. If you read it carefully, most of this woman's beauty is spiritual,  "The smiles that win the t ... Read on »
Where do you pray your Rosary? by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome In honor of the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, I asked my holy,prayerful Facebook friends this question. I pray it at bedtime. Where do you pray your Rosary? Here a ... Read on »
Disabled Man Teaches Us A Lesson at a Funeral by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I recently ran into Peggy a gentle woman who worked in a local school district as a paraprofessional with special needs children for decades. We shared a seat on a bus i ... Read on »
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Celebrating the happiness which my daughter Christina with Down syndrome adds to the world around her. She takes joy in the simplest things and her joy is infectio ... Read on »
Guest Post at Melanie Juneau's Blog by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Blogger Melanie Jean Juneau has graciously allowed me a guest post in her blog  so go on over and show this mother some love! Read on »
Why I Should Move to North Dakota by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Christina and Daddy at the beach this summer.  I don't have a paying job at this time, but I am very busy. Even though I no longer homeschool, my h ... Read on »
Does God only give special needs children to special parents? by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Christina praying for Grandma to go home safely to Heaven. Rick Smith, the effervescent dad of "Noah's Dad" fame didn't see it coming. He ignited contr ... Read on »
When Our Special Needs Children are Rejected by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Karla Begley, of Newcastle, Ontario, wept as she read portions of the hate mail to local news. She is the  mother of 13-year-old Max, who was diagnosed with severe autism ... Read on »
Would Christina Choose not to have Down syndrome if she could? by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Mary Keily has written a very thoughtful article about her daughter with Down syndrome and the new advance which shuts off the third copy of the 21st chromosome. She says ... Read on »
Who wants this pre-born baby with Down syndrome? by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The answer: nearly one thousand people from around the world. Here's the story. When I read the email, my pulse quickened. As the mother of an eleven-year-old girl ... Read on »
Is Shutting off the Third Copy of the 21st Chromosome an Insult to My Daughter? by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome After what was billed as an amazing breakthrough, a harbinger of hope, researchers at University of Massachusetts managed to 'turn off'' the third copy of the 21st chromo ... Read on »
Charlotte Saved the Party for Me by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This is a true story told from the point of view of my daughter Christina when she was eight. She is 11 now. It was a creepy place, that Haunted Mini Golf. The walls ... Read on »