This is me and my daughter, Maxine Elizabeth, on New Years eve 1999. The shot was taken by friend Jon Lansberg. Max was a very special child. She was a member of the trisomy 21 clan, aka, Down Syndrome. She had five surgeries before her six month birthday, including a heart valve reconstruction. Even with all that, she did remarkably well, until a few weeks after this photo was taken. On January 23, 2000, she died. If you would like to learn more about this little girl, click here.