Friday, December 23, 2011

Why we wrote this book

Author Tamara Mussella bought ten copies of "A Special Mother is Born" to share. She put one in her parish library. This was a note she received two weeks later. We wrote this book for exactly that reason to move people by our stories and inspire them to help women facing a prenatal diagnosis. 

Dear Tamara,  
I picked up your  book when I went to check on the parish
library.  I hadn't planned on reading the entire book, but before I
realized, that is exactly what  did.  Your account of Mary Faith's birth was
beautiful.  I cried when I finished your chapter.  Would you write a short
review of the book and it can go in the Bulletin under the parish library
  I am sure there are couples who are facing this choice.  

A Blessed Christmas to you all. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I am speaking at Family Research Council tomorrow

Follow this link to the live webcast at 12 noon EST. Please pray for me as I discuss Down syndrome; Disaster or Divine Smile?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Book Signing and Talk at Our Lady of the Island in Eastport, NY

You are invited to a special event at Our Lady of the Island Shrine in EastportLong Islandon Sunday, December 11th.

Immediately following the 11:30 Mass (around 12:45), we will be hosting a one hour presentation and prayer service for anyone
who shares their life with a child with special needs.

Author Leticia Velasquez (KIDS; Keep Infants With Down Syndrome; and contributing author, Eileen Benthal(;,
will share some insights and encouragement from life and their newly published book, "A Special Mother Is Born". We will also have some time to pray with families following the sharing.

If you are able, please join us for the celebration of the Mass at 11:30.
Steve and Eileen and their special daughter, Johanna will be leading the music for this liturgy.

We hope to see you there!

Warmest Regards,  
Leticia Velasquez
Eileen Benthal