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On World Down Syndrome Day, One Phoenix Mom Reflects On Possibility Of 'Fix-It' Pill

Amy Silverman
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Amy Silverman's daughter Sophie at Disneyland.

Today-- March 21st, or 3/21-- is World Down Syndrome Day, recognizing the third 21st chromosome that causes Down syndrome. And that has one Valley mom thinking about what it means to have a kid with Down syndrome.

Amy Silverman is managing editor of Phoenix New Times. Her book about Sophie, " My Heart Can't Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love and Down Syndrome," comes out this spring.