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.



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