Joseph Cramer, M.D.: A child with special needs teaches a special love

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  • Sartawi Vernal, UT
    Sept. 28, 2012 1:45 p.m.

    Thank you for such a wonderful tribute to my sweet cousin, Heather, and to families of Ds children everywhere. Everyone should have an opportunity to know such a level of pure love.

  • Nostradamus Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 26, 2012 9:12 p.m.

    Joe - What a sweet message! Thank you. Heather was my little bug and I miss her dearly. It does provide a measure of peace knowing that others loved her too. When Heather was born, I worried that caring for her would become harder as she got older - oh, how wrong I was as life with Heather became better and better. Our little girl did love in the most pure way - thank you for your kind, inspiring words. I'm honored to know you.

  • Utah Native Farmington, UT
    Sept. 26, 2012 4:42 p.m.

    Beautiful tribute and beautiful thoughts. Thanks, Dr. Cramer, for your inspiring words today.

  • daniep Midvale, UT
    Sept. 26, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    Thanks for this article. It is a privilege to know Heather and an even bigger one to be in her family (especially since I just married into it). She is a beautiful person, and she will be missed. She made everyone feel very special and loved, and that is a gift I hope to develop someday. I just wish it came as easily to me as it came to her.

  • Sealbark SLC, UT
    Sept. 26, 2012 1:28 p.m.

    Beautiful article! I met Heather when she was 7 years old. My baby girl had just been born with the unexpected diagnosis of Down syndrome and the Probsts invited me over to meet Heather. The words of her mother touched me that day, “We wouldn’t change Heather for the world.” Over the past 10 years I have been able to understand the depth and sincerity of that statement. I wouldn’t trade having Down syndrome in my life for the world, either. The funeral was an amazing reminder of the gift we are given by loving and having someone with Down syndrome in our lives. What a wonderful thing to read your article and see a physician who ‘gets it’ as well! Thank you!