Feb. 28, 2022
While Jillian and Tom Janzen knew their son would bring great joy to their life, they also knew he would face significant challenges.
Their son Patrick, who they call Paddy, was born with Down syndrome, a condition in which a baby is born with an extra 21st chromosome that can cause delays in their mental and physical development.
They knew before Patrick was born that he had the diagnosis, so their family spent time learning about the available services and community support in the Niagara region.
“Feeling alone was probably one of the biggest challenges…