Down Syndrome Awareness: Ariel

Down syndrome Awareness Month : Payton
Down syndrome Awareness Month : Payton

Join us in October for Down Syndrome Awareness Month as families from our DSDN Birth support group share,
what they wish others knew about their child with Down syndrome.

This is Ariel Eduardo Perez aka baby Eddie or Lalito in Spanish. Mom’s name is Dolores Velasquez and dad is Eduardo Perez. We reside in Bakersfield California.

Baby Eddie is 20 months old. We had a pre-birth diagnosis at 14 weeks. At first I had mixed feelings, but I knew we were chosen for a reason. I have felt so blessed ever since.

Baby Eddie is trying to walk, but he’s not quite there yet. He tries to sign a few words and he is overall perfect. He says mama and papa papapapa. LOL! Life has been so awesome with this lovable baby.

Not everything has been perfect. He has had a few surgeries and was recently hospitalized for pneumonia.  Baby Eddie is doing a lot better now and he is such a warrior.


Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. – James 1:27 NIV