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...