Actors with Down syndrome star in new Hallmark movie

Actors with Down syndrome star in new Hallmark movie

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A new Hallmark movie will reportedly center around a romance between two characters with Down syndrome.

Dubbed “Color My World with Love,” the film stars Lily D. Moore as an impressionist painter named Kendall. David DeSanctis, an actor with Down syndrome, plays Kendall’s romantic interest, Brad. In a statement, Moore reportedly said she hoped the film would show others they have “endless possibilities.”

“Everyone has a dream to fall in love and get married one day, even people with disabilities,” Moore said, according to Entertainment Tonight. “I hope viewers take away that ‘Color My World With Love’ is about painting your own story through your emotions and that we all have endless possibilities.”

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Micro-preemie born at 23 weeks beats the odds

Micro-preemie born at 23 weeks beats the odds

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A little girl born at just 23 weeks has defied the odds and is now home with her family. A micro-preemie, Valentina Alvarado weighed just 1 lb 4 oz at birth.

Valentina’s parents, Gaby Alvarado and Jesus Barraza, spoke at a news conference with hospital officials from Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center. The couple said that doctors believed Valentina’s chances were slim when Gaby went into labor on September 4, 2021. In fact, while babies as young as 21 weeks have survived, Jesus said doctors told him that if Valentina were born any earlier, there would have been no chance.

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Fertility fraud horror: Detroit doctor impregnates hundreds of women

Fertility fraud horror: Detroit doctor impregnates hundreds of women

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Jaime Hall took an at-home DNA test when she learned about the fertility troubles her parents experienced early in their marriage, which had led them to seek out a fertility specialist. She knew she was the product of artificial insemination, but she soon discovered something else: according to the test results, her biological father was her parents’ fertility doctor.

“The name ‘Peven’ appeared. I very quickly made the association he’s on my birth certificate and I remembered him being my mother’s OB/GYN, so I looked at my husband and I said, ‘I don’t think my donor is who my mom thought it was,’” Hall said, according to Click On Detroit.

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The bishop who secretly consecrated Russia to Mary … in Moscow

The bishop who secretly consecrated Russia to Mary … in Moscow

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When Pope John Paul II solemnly consecrated the world to Mary in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, he entrusted a Jesuit bishop with the special mission to perform the same act in the heart of the Kremlin.

The bishop who secretly consecrated Russia to Mary … in Moscow

This article was originally published in Aleteia — Catholic Spirituality, Lifestyle, World News, and Culture. Click here to read the Original Article

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Exclusive interview: The inspiring life of Planned Parenthood’s “Most Wanted” Pro-Lifer

Exclusive interview: The inspiring life of Planned Parenthood’s “Most Wanted” Pro-Lifer

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“We could fill Madison Square Garden with the babies we saved,” said Chris Slattery, who opened his first crisis pregnancy center in New York City 37 years ago.

Exclusive interview: The inspiring life of Planned Parenthood’s “Most Wanted” Pro-Lifer

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Pope Francis on Ukraine War: ‘In the Name of God, I Ask You: Stop This Massacre!’

Pope Francis on Ukraine War: ‘In the Name of God, I Ask You: Stop This Massacre!’

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A banner calling for the consecration of Russia is displayed during Pope Francis’ Angelus in St. Peter’s Square on March 13.

‘Listen to the cry of those who suffer, and put an end to the bombings and the attacks!’ the Holy Father implored on March 13.

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Pope Francis: Ask the Holy Spirit to Awaken Your Desire to Pray

Pope Francis: Ask the Holy Spirit to Awaken Your Desire to Pray

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Pope Francis waves to crowd gathered for the Angelus at St. Peter’s Square on March 13.

‘May the Virgin May help us to keep our heart awaken to welcome this time of grace that God offers to us,’ the Holy Father prayed March 13, the ninth anniversary of his pontificate.

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Four-year-old with Down syndrome flees Ukraine while fighting cancer

Four-year-old with Down syndrome flees Ukraine while fighting cancer

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As the situation in Ukraine becomes more precarious, more people are fleeing the country in the desperate hope of reaching safety. Some of the people at highest risk, however, are unable to escape easily. Many children with disabilities or fighting illnesses are trapped in hospitals or in their homes, while others are risking their lives to get across the border.

Tatiana Pakhaliuk is the mother of four-year-old Nikita Synytsky, who has Down syndrome and leukemia. From the beginning, the invasion was especially stressful for Nikita. “We are very nervous. My son – you see the voice [sound] of teeth, he pushes his teeth,” said his mother, noting something that he began doing after the Russians began attacking, in an interview with the Mirror.

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Ukraine War: May the Blessed Mother Protect Children Caught in the Crosshairs

Ukraine War: May the Blessed Mother Protect Children Caught in the Crosshairs

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Ukrainian emergency employees and volunteers carry an injured pregnant woman from a maternity hospital that was damaged by shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, March 9.

A mother desperate to save her child places him on a train alone; young cancer patients travel to Poland; a maternity ward is struck in the City of Mary: May the Most Holy Mother of God extend her blessed mantle of protection over a besieged people.

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