Welcome to Hidden Treasures~ The T21 Journey. We are so glad you found us.  When you get a diagnosis for your child, whether it is Down syndrome, or any other syndrome, there is a period of grieving and reflection that takes place.  We have all been there.  Some of the grief will come because you are worried for your child.  Some will come, because you are unsure of what is ahead.  And for some, the grief will come when you see the reaction of others, when they hear about your child's diagnosis. Hidden Treasures was designed, and created, because at least one of us has felt the way you have felt.  It is our prayer, that you will see that this diagnosis is not the end of the world.  It is a diagnosis.  Your child is your child. With or with out the extra chromosome. We have all been where you are.  We have grieved.  And then we have gone on to learn a love that we never knew existed.  We learn that our children are not the beginning of despair, but the beginning of laughter, love and lessons. We are glad you found us! 


Hidden Treasures Video Montage

We hope you took the time to click the above montage!
We believe you will be blessed by meeting our children.

Why this site?

In the United States, there is a 90-94% rate of termination of pregnancies associated with Trisomy 21. In the UK it is said to be at 95%. These numbers reflect to us that there is misinformation about what life is really like with our darlings. As parents of children with Ds, we want to help others to know what it is REALLY like. Unfortunately, many either do not get any information, or they are given outdated information. It is our hope that families can come here to see the beauty of our children, and find support in their journey.

Why the name "Hidden Treasures"?

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta often referred to those in the world that others did not value as hidden treasures. We are concerned that the value of an individual with Trisomy 21 is being diminished. As you see from our montage, and as you read in our stories in the Our Stories section, we feel so blessed to have our children. We want to give parents who receive this diagnosis a true look, from the parent's perspective.

Who is the artist singing in the video?

We have been asked OFTEN, who is singing the song on our video above? It is Greg Troyer. We are thrilled that Greg has been able to see our project. Here is what Greg had to say about Hidden Treasures... "I just want to say thank you for the honor of using my song for such an important thing. It really helps to encourage me that this music I write and labor over is not done in vain. God will continue moving in ways that He sees fit, and that is enough to keep us all going. Your video and cause are so inspiring that it makes regular day to day things seem to pale in comparison. God bless you, your family, and all of the other children and families that are affected by your ministry. Thank you again, Greg Troyer" http://www.gregtroyer.com/

We thank you, Greg, for listening to God's call, and following it. Your song has been a blessing to us!

If you would like to contact us about comments, suggestions, or to contribute your story, we would love to hear from you. You can email us at hiddentreasurest21@gmail.com
Nothing on this site is intended to replace qualified medical care. These are simply our experiences. We are not here to dispense medical advise.

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