The Journal of Hope Chia

This is the Official Journal of Hope Chia. Please do not download any pictures without our permission.

Hope was born to K.L. and Nancy Chia on July 16, 2003 with Trisomy-21 Down Syndrome. The purpose of this journal is to share with you her life, that you may pray intelligently for her and her family. We covet your continual prayers, as DS kids have a higher incidence of sickness and medical needs than normal. Prayer changes things. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous person avails much.

Norman Cousins said, "Don't deny the diagnosis, Try to defy the verdict." We serve a miracle-working, abundant life-giving, compassionate, merciful, healing God. Praise His Name forever!

Hope's Current News -- Updated July 16, 2004

Today is Hope's 1st birthday ... for a while we weren't sure we would see this day, but thanks be to God, we have arrived at this milestone. Since her open heart surgery in March, she has gained 2 lbs (now 12.5 lbs), not fantastic, but is still progress. She's thriving, and now feels like a "real baby" - active, happy, rolling around, playing with toys. Developmentally, she's only about a 5-month old.

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  July 2003 - The Birth of Hope
  2003 Journal
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Be Up on your Downs: Down Syndrome Sites

Dr. Len Leshin's Health Issues Find out about Down Syndrome: what it is, its causes, and health issues
Down Syndrome Sites Dr. Len Leshin has painstakingly compiled and categorized over 200 Down Syndrome sites on the Internet, such as the following:
Down Syndrome: WWW Page
Down Syndrome Educational Trust
Down Syndrome informational sites;

National Down Syndrome Congress
National Down Syndrome Society
There are National groups,

Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress
Down Syndrome Assoc. of Minnesota
Down Syndrome Assoc. of Central Ohio
Down Syndrome Assoc.of Middle Tennessee
Gold Coast Down Syndrome Org.
Down Syndrome Exchange, Southern Cal.
Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas
Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Assoc.
many Regional groups,

Kiwanis DSF of Malaysia
Singapore Down Syndrome Assoc.
DS Assoc. of Victoria
Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association
and International groups,

Benjamin's Wonderful Life
Timothy Wong's Page
Woo Family Home Page
even individual's and families' sites


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Hope's Family's Website Hope's Photo Albums Hope's Photo Links Good News Bible Search

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Hope Chia Journal / / revised Mar 17, 2004