gif89a Ophelia Kirwan

About Ophelia

“I am 2 years old. That in itself is quite an achievement. I thought that my life would be fairly uneventful after a rocky start, but I was wrong. I underestimated just how different every day would be and what fun I would have. I like my Nanny Liliana who makes sure I get my medicine every day and feeds me continuously.

I have just started to walk and my speech therapist Debbie is very happy with my progress. I am still the last in a very long line of children beginning with Rony my oldest sister who is now 30 and Dimity and Emma who just turned 24. Emma is in Quito in Ecuador doing a Fulbright and Dimity is in New York City doing ‘Teach for America’. They are identical twins. My sister, Francesca is a Senior at Lafayette University in Pennsylvania. She has just turned 21. My only brother Sebastian is 18 and is by far the tallest of the bunch at 6 foot 4″. He likes to row and is studying Engineering at Columbia. Tailor, who is 14 years old, is currently pursuing an acting career in New York City and is also a very good student at Convent of Sacred Heart in Greenwich. My youngest sisters are Felicity and Lilibet who are also identical twins and are five years old. They are at the French American School in New York (FASNY).

So I am number 9. This must be my lucky number. We all live in the USA despite what the Daily Mail has to say about me and except for Rony who is in Australia. I live in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Please browse my web site and keep me up-to-date with any news on Down Syndrome. I just started walking and I am off to Disney World next month.”

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