For anyone who has ever said, "All I want is a healthy baby"

“Do you want a boy or a girl? We don’t mind, we just want a healthy baby”. Next time you say or hear these words, think of this woman

Having a baby born with a disability is something many parents will unthinkingly label a ‘nightmare’, but Karni Liddell says she doesn’t like to think of herself in that way. Here’s what she wants you to know.

This is one of the most inspiring videos we have every watched. Not only was Karni Liddell diagnosed at birth with a muscle wasting disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, she has lived her entire life worried that her parents might have wished for a ‘perfect child’. She also dreams of having a family of her own. Here she shares her thoughts and dreams about parenting children who society doesn’t view as perfect.

Have Karni’s words changed your opinion on what it means to have a ‘healthy’ child?

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