VIRAL VIDEO: A Father's Story Of How He Learned To Love The Daug - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

VIRAL VIDEO: A Father's Story Of How He Learned To Love The Daughter With Down Syndrome He Initially Wanted To Abort

Posted: Updated:
KHQ.COM - Heath White chased perfection his entire life. Everything in is his life had to be perfect...even his family. So when he found out that he and his wife's unborn daughter had Down Syndrome he almost made what he now says would have have been the biggest mistake of his life.

He wanted his wife to abort the child but she refused. She wouldn't be "perfect" and that terrified him. Paisley was born with Down Syndrome in 2007 and she has stolen her father's heart. He shudders at the thought of the choice he almost made and is now living his life to make sure Paisley has no doubt how much she is loved and just how perfect she is.

Heath White thought he had everything but realizes he wouldn't have become even half the man he is today, if it hadn't been for Paisley. Heath has always been a runner but after Paisley was born, he committed to push her 321 miles through many marathons, to show the world just how special she is. 321 miles because Down Syndrome is the 3rd replication of the 21st chromosome.

Heath has even tattooed "Down Syndrome" across his chest. He said "One of the first things people see when they look at Paisley, is Down Syndrome, and I want it to be one of the first things you see, when you see me."
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: I-90 back open after crash halts traffic

    UPDATE: I-90 back open after crash halts traffic

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:29:14 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A crash on Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane delayed commuters for hours Saturday afternoon. The crash happened at about 5:15 p.m. near the Division street exit. A truck pulling a tractor trailer flipped onto its side, scattering debris across the westbound lanes of the freeway. Two lanes of westbound traffic were blocked for more than 2 hours.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A crash on Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane delayed commuters for hours Saturday afternoon. The crash happened at about 5:15 p.m. near the Division street exit. A truck pulling a tractor trailer flipped onto its side, scattering debris across the westbound lanes of the freeway. Two lanes of westbound traffic were blocked for more than 2 hours.More >>
  • "Pig Out In The Park" fills city's piggy bank

    "Pig Out In The Park" fills city's piggy bank

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:28:22 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - "Pig Out In The Park" drew thousands of visitors to Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane Saturday, providing an economic boost to the city.City officials say the event brings $4.1 million in revenue to the City of Spokane. Over six days, it's expected food vendors in Riverfront Park will serve about 196,000 people.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - "Pig Out In The Park" drew thousands of visitors to Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane Saturday, providing an economic boost to the city.City officials say the event brings $4.1 million in revenue to the City of Spokane. Over six days, it's expected food vendors in Riverfront Park will serve about 196,000 people.More >>
  • Spokane boy gives birthday to charity

    Spokane boy gives birthday to charity

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:09:16 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On his birthday, 12-year-old Chase Loney decided to ask for teddy bears to donate to the fire department.When firefighters respond to emergencies where kids are involved, it helps to have a way to break the ice and have something firefighters can give them to make them feel better.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On his birthday, 12-year-old Chase Loney decided to ask for teddy bears to donate to the fire department.When firefighters respond to emergencies where kids are involved, it helps to have a way to break the ice and have something firefighters can give them to make them feel better.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.