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More Ups than Downs:

Mum writes book to help those entering the journey of having a child with special needs
By Motherpedia
Date: August 30 2014
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Amy Troyer says her son, Ryan, came into this world to make a difference.

Born with Down Syndrome, he has given many gifts to his family.

“There are many moments of Ups and Downs on this journey but there are so many more UPS.”

Troyer knew there were many inspirational stories from families who have children or siblings with Down Syndrome and she recently compiled them in a new book, It’s More Ups than Downs.

“After Ryan’s birth in 2001 a passion grew in me to reach out, love and share with new parents the wonderful blessings that come from having a child with Down Syndrome.”

It’s More Ups than Downs includes stories from families with loved ones ranging in age from 9 months to 64 years old.

“I’ve found that when you have a child with special needs, you make friends with other families because of the connection.” 

“It’s More Ups than Downs came together out of a desire to reach those entering this journey.”

“The families share the fears they had originally, but most importantly they share how those fears were put to rest and they see the blessings they have been given,” says Amy.

Troyer believes It’s More Ups than Downs also is an excellent resource for medical professionals giving the diagnosis to new parents.

“It is important for them to remember, these children are special in their abilities; that they are wonderful to be with, and they love like no other.” 

Halo Publisher Lisa Umina said It’s More Ups than Downs focuses on the blessings rather than the struggles of having a family member with special needs.

“Readers will be inspired by the true feelings shared in this book.”

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