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Hi. My name is Braxton Cooper Vincent and I have Down Syndrome.

My Mommy and Daddy found out I had Down Syndrome early in her pregnancy. She says she was scared. Scared of the unknown, scared of the future and scared if she could be a good Mommy to me. She cried a lot but my Daddy was so strong. He told her there is nothing to be scared of. So it wasn’t long after I was born all the fear left and she felt guilty for being scared. She said I was perfect, I weighed 10lbs, I was beautiful and so awesome!!! Although I was born with 3 holes in my heart and was on oxygen for 4 days and in NICU for 7, I’m perfect now. She says I’m their hero, I saved them and I’m here to save and teach all of you there’s nothing to be scared of. I’m not ill, I just have an extra chromosome. I can love, I can play, I can talk, I can do sign language. I love to be snuggled, I love to dance and sing and I can feel just like everyone else. I’m sad sometimes but I’m oh so very happy most of the time. I was sent by my forever 6yr old brother in Heaven to be here on earth for my family. My brothers and sisters here on earth think I’m the best in the world. They love to hold me and play with me and they think I’m absolutely perfect. They were scared too at first but they love me soooo much now. My family loves to take me everywhere and show me off. Mommy says I’m the biggest blessing to so many people!!! I hope I change your perspective of Down Syndrome!

Mum’s story
I met Jeffrey in high school never really talked then but reunited about 4 years ago and started dating. He had a son (only child) that passed away from brain cancer DIPG so after dating a little while we chose to have a baby together. I went ahead and had the genetics testing done only to find out the gender and that’s when my world changed. I was upset, mad, scared when I found out my baby had DS. Why and how could God do this. He took Jeff’s only child back to heaven and now he’s giving Jeff a “disabled” child. Those were my thoughts. I was uneducated and didn’t know better. I knew no one with Down syndrome so I didn’t know. Jeff was actually my rock my sense of reality. Like Angela snap out of it. He’s healthy that’s all that matters. I stayed as strong as I could but still prayed that the 91% was going to be false positive. But the day came my 10lb baby came and he had ds I was crushed I cried and then they took him away to the NICU, But after a minute I fell in love I learned so much and my baby was gorgeous and then I felt guilty and mad at myself for doubting God’s glory and path for me. Braxton saved us Braxton is the teacher God knew I needed. So that’s kinda my story and where I’m at today. Braxton is the center of all our worlds. I’ve been lucky to be a stay at home mom with him up till a month ago and I work outside the house 2 days a week and my mom sits with him while I work. I also have a small t-shirts business (Boxing With Braxton Designs) where I mostly do Down syndrome design shirts.
Braxton’s story
My name is Braxton Cooper Vincent and I have Down Syndrome. My mommy and daddy found out I had Down Syndrome early in her pregnancy. She says she was scared…scared of the unknown, scared of the future and scared if she could be a good mommy to me.  She cried a lot but my daddy was so strong. He told her there is nothing to be scared of. So it wasn’t long after I was born all the fear left and she felt guilty for being scared. She said I was perfect, i weighed 10lbs, I was beautiful and so awesome!!! Although I was born with 3 holes in my heart and was on oxygen for 4 days and in NICU for 7 I’m perfect now.  She says I’m their hero, I saved them and I’m here to  save and teach all of you there’s nothing to be scared of. I’m not ill I just have an extra chromosome. I can love, I can play, i can talk, I can do sign language, I love to be snuggled, I love to dance and sing and I can feel just like everyone else. I’m sad sometimes but I’m oh so very happy most of the time. I was sent by my forever 6yr old brother in Heaven to be here on earth for my family.
My brothers and sisters here on earth think I’m the best in the world. They love to hold me and play with me and they think I’m absolutely perfect. They were scared too at first but they love me soooo much now. My family loves to take me everywhere and show me off.  Mommy says I’m the biggest blessing to so many people!!! I hope I change your perspective of Down Syndrome!!!
As for that video and anything else I post, I just post them to reach at least one person. To help them see DS isn’t scary at all. My baby is just like any one else’s baby. The video of him and his sister I never ever expected to blow up like it did. It really was posted to show the love siblings have towards their baby brother or sister with DS. Like I said my goal is to reach at least one person and show them life with a child with Down Syndrome can be so rewarding and loving and not scary!!!
My pregnancy was very easy and I had the best dr ever then I had to see a high risk genetics dr and I hated him. I know that’s harsh words but all he wanted me to do was abort Braxton.

I would see Braxton every month for 9 months sometimes twice a month and then after seeing my growing moving active baby the Dr would tell me I could still abort even up to 24 weeks he’d send me to another state if I wanted. I finally said I won’t step foot in here again if I have to see him so I went in every month and did the ultrasound saw a nurse and would leave. But my obgyn was amazing absolutely amazing so comforting the whole pregnancy and birth. Braxton was 10lbs even and although he had 3 holes in his heart they closed enough he never needed surgery. We do have his 3 year check up in July but haven’t seen a cardiologist since he was 1. But all and all he’s perfect!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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