Beautiful Beginnings

Beautiful Beginning's goal is to bring joy to families that welcome babies with Down syndrome into the world. We create baskets filled with positive information, baby products, and resources. Beautiful Beginnings is a non-profit organization that works with the Delaware County Down Syndrome Interest Group to make these wonderful baskets!

I know from experience that those first few days in the hospital are the hardest. I felt alone, scared, and worried for my future. I remember, after finding out about my son Anthony's Down syndrome diagnosis, I went straight to the internet and googled Down syndrome. I was overwhelmed with all of the information I found, mostly about negative health concerns. I didn't know where to start. I knew that there were a lot of organizations out there willing to help, and provide me with information but I was not ready for that yet. It was too soon, still too raw. Those first few days my world came crashing down, and I couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. I thought that my perfect life I had imagined was over...

Boy was that the farthest thing from the truth! My life is so amazing and enriched, all because of Anthony! He has made me whole, and has given me a whole new purpose: Beautiful Beginnings!

I wish I could go back and tell myself just how wonderful my life is now. I wish I would have known that although this isn't the life I planned, it's better than anything I could have ever imagined. I wish I knew just how much joy and happiness Anthony would bring to everyone around him.

I wish I could have celebrated his birthday, instead of grieving. This is why I am so passionate about making sure these new families know just how amazing their lives are going to be. I don't want them to look back on their child's birthday with sorrow. I want these families to know that they're not alone in this journey. There are people out there who care about their new baby just as much as they do! I know that if this project is successful, we can bring back joy and happiness to the delivery room. All children deserve to be celebrated on their birthday!

Wish List Ideas for items in the basket:
-"Bloom" by Kelle Hampton
-Blanket (White, yellow, or blue)
-Stuffed Animal
-Down syndrome ribbon car magnet
-Baby hat
-Sesame Street "We're Different, We're the Same"
-"Gifts" and "Gifts 2"
-White onesies 

Thank you for your donation, from the bottom of our hearts!
-The Beautiful Beginnings Team
Kelsey, Christa, Patty, Leah


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Kelsey Lyn 
Wilmington, DE
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