Gillian Marchenko

Gillian Marchenko

Gillian Marchenko is the author of two books: Sun Shine Down, a memoir about her daughter with Down syndrome and Still Life, A Memoir of Living Fully with Depression. Connect with her at www.gillianmarchenko.com


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    Five Things to Do After A Special Needs Diagnosis

    I'll never forget the moment I was told my baby had Down syndrome. I was sitting next to her incubator in the hospital, holding on to her heel. I remember being pleased because her eyes were open. She stared intently into mine. The doctor spoke and the words “Down syndrome” crashed over me. Suddenly I was alone without a buoy, paddling like crazy … [Read more...]