MR / Little Falls, NY.Woman (35, Down Syndrome). She lives with her parents (aged 80) at home, though plans are being made for her to move to an ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens) home. She has various medical conditions that are not unusual for persons with Down Syndrome. They include:            . - being legally blind:  detached retinas in both eyes, eye surgery, now has no vision in one eye, and a clouded cornea and rapidly deteriorating vision in the other     . - scoliosis: she has had surgery and has a steel rod in her back, but spine is still not straight (is at 60 degrees). - because of a small esophagus, which caused frequent choking on food, she had an endoscopy to stretch her esophagus.But no problems with her ears -she loves her music!.Bab3.©Ellen B. Senisi

MR / Little Falls, NY.Woman (35, Down Syndrome). She lives with her parents (aged 80) at home, though plans are being made for her to move to an ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens) home. She has various medical conditions that are not unusual for persons with Down Syndrome. They include: . - being legally blind: detached retinas in both eyes, eye surgery, now has no vision in one eye, and a clouded cornea and rapidly deteriorating vision in the other . - scoliosis: she has had surgery and has a steel rod in her back, but spine is still not straight (is at 60 degrees). - because of a small esophagus, which caused frequent choking on food, she had an endoscopy to stretch her esophagus.But no problems with her ears -she loves her music!.Bab3.©Ellen B. Senisi

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