On Friday, I was listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio as I was going to the bank. A guy called and shared how he and his family meet with John McCain and Sarah Palin at a rally in Washington, Pennsylvania. The caller, a guy named Kurt has a five-year-old daughter with Down syndrome. As we know Sarah Palin's youngest child has Down syndrome, too. Rush Limbaugh now has the pictures and the call transcript on his website.
Down syndrome is caused an extra or part of an extra chromosome in which the person has 47 chromosome instead of the norm 46 chromosomes. Down syndrome is named after a British doctor, John Langdon Down, who described the characteristics of the syndrome in 1866. Click here to to learn more about Down syndrome.