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N Carolina couple cherishes life with Down syndrome


January 14, 2018

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — For 17 years, Shannon Newby had believed she wouldn't be able to have any more children. Her son, Zachary, would be her only child — that's what the doctors had told her — and she was fine with that.

So in late 2014, when she and her husband, Dwight, learned Shannon was seven weeks pregnant, you could've knocked them over with a pacifier.

"For 17 years, no children came along," Shannon says, "and then — surprise! — we're having a baby."

As overwhelming as that news was, that was only the beginning. A bigger surprise floored the High Point couple seven weeks...

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