- Aug 5, 2020
On a trip to Tennessee to interview the Schachles, Brian Caulfield asked them why the child was healed of hydrops but not of Down syndrome. “We never prayed to have Down syndrome healed. That wasn’t life threatening,” they answered. “We thought a child with Down syndrome would be a blessing for our family.”
On May 27, Pope Francis approved the promulgation of a decree recognizing Mikey Schachle’s cure from a deadly case of fetal hydrops while still in his mother’s womb as a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.
A woman with Down syndrome will take the British government to court in an attempt to change a law that permits abortions up to birth of children considered to be “seriously handicapped.”
The father of a daughter with Down syndrome is an advocate for providing support to parents in similar situations and letting them know there is support for them.
What began as the fulfillment of a personal goal became a life-changing endeavor when Father Michael Tobin entered the Boston Marathon as a charity runner this spring.
When Peter Lombardi was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015, his wish was to get a kiss from Pope Francis. One Wednesday, his wish came true.