MR / East Herkimer, NY / Pine Grove Home.Portrait of woman (37, Down syndrome) with special needs conducting her music. She has recently (1 year ago) made the transition from living in her family home to an ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens) group home.  Her various medical conditions 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.MR: Bab3  .© Ellen B. Senisi

MR / East Herkimer, NY / Pine Grove Home.Portrait of woman (37, Down syndrome) with special needs conducting her music. She has recently (1 year ago) made the transition from living in her family home to an ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens) group home. Her various medical conditions 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.MR: Bab3 .© Ellen B. Senisi

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