Author: Taylor Gleason

Two moms, two daughters and a bond over a shared diagnosis

Julia Grace and Lily Alice, who both have Down syndrome pose in a field of tulips
Julia Grace, left, and Lily Alice [PHOTO: HARVEST HILL PHOTOGRAPHY]

When Kristen and Ella met on an online support group for moms of babies born with Down syndrome, they made an instant connection. The two have been friends ever since. “The first time I met Ella, it felt like I knew her my whole life,” says Kristen, mom to 2-year-old Lily Alice. “It was a bond that felt like family.”

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