First-time parents-to-be Mike and Katia Hauser — both active and physically fit — expected to have a healthy, perfect baby.
About four months into the pregnancy, the couple learned they were at risk for having a child with Down syndrome. Additional tests confirmed it, blind-siding the expectant parents.
But the birth of their daughter, Annaliese, months later on April 11, 2001, eased their grief and gave them a new focus in life.
And while they didn’t know it then, memories of her arrival eight years later would become the vision for a company that would create awareness, empowerment and, ultimately, employment for individuals with Down syndrome.
Read more here: Couple form company for Down syndrome awareness | Superior Telegram | Superior, Wisconsin.
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