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."
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • 1 killed, others injured in Washington avalanche

    1 killed, others injured in Washington avalanche

    Sunday, February 25 2018 10:42 PM EST2018-02-26 03:42:31 GMT
    WSDOTWSDOT
    WSDOTWSDOT
    First responders reported to an avalanche Sunday afternoon in the Crystal Springs area. A second avalanche caused a roadway closure along SR 20. Kittitas County officials said one person was killed in the avalanche west of Cle Elum, two others suffered minor injuries and another person was also injured.  An avalanche warning has been issued for Washington's mountains by the Northwest Avalanche Center.  Officials advised the public to only go into the backcountr...More >>
    First responders reported to an avalanche Sunday afternoon in the Crystal Springs area. A second avalanche caused a roadway closure along SR 20. Kittitas County officials said one person was killed in the avalanche west of Cle Elum, two others suffered minor injuries and another person was also injured.  An avalanche warning has been issued for Washington's mountains by the Northwest Avalanche Center.  Officials advised the public to only go into the backcountr...More >>
  • School delays and closures for Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

    School delays and closures for Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

    Sunday, February 25 2018 10:04 PM EST2018-02-26 03:04:09 GMT
    Here's a look at which school districts are experiencing a delay or are closed for February 26, 2018: (UPDATED 2/25 at 7:00PM) 2 HR DELAY Garfield-Palouse SD Liberty SD CLOSED ?Mullan SD Whitepine SD KHQ will continue to update the list as more calls come into the newsroom from school districts. More >>
    Here's a look at which school districts are experiencing a delay or are closed for February 26, 2018: (UPDATED 2/25 at 7:00PM) 2 HR DELAY Garfield-Palouse SD Liberty SD CLOSED ?Mullan SD Whitepine SD KHQ will continue to update the list as more calls come into the newsroom from school districts. More >>
  • Firefighters battle flames of mobile home fire in Otis Orchards

    Firefighters battle flames of mobile home fire in Otis Orchards

    Sunday, February 25 2018 9:26 PM EST2018-02-26 02:26:13 GMT

    OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. - Firefighters responded to a single wide mobile home fire Sunday on North Kenny around 2:30 pm. When they arrived, firefighters saw a mobile home almost completely engulfed in fire and immediately began applying water from outside of the structure.  The high winds experienced Sunday helped to fuel the fire, especially in hard to reach places. It was reported that no one was home at the residence at the time of 

    More >>

    OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. - Firefighters responded to a single wide mobile home fire Sunday on North Kenny around 2:30 pm. When they arrived, firefighters saw a mobile home almost completely engulfed in fire and immediately began applying water from outside of the structure.  The high winds experienced Sunday helped to fuel the fire, especially in hard to reach places. It was reported that no one was home at the residence at the time of 

    More >>