My sister has her own rhythm
An opinion piece by Hannah Bent.
When my sister, Camilla was born with Down syndrome, the doctors told my parents that she probably wouldn’t live very long. At six months, it was found that she had a small trachea which led to breathing difficulties. A paediatrician advised my parents to ‘let her die’ and ‘under no circumstances give her antibiotics to stop any infection she may get.’ He said this was the kindest option.