British father, Jason Kneen, has shared a heartfelt and honest Twitter thread dedicated to his daughter Rosie.
Four-year-old Rosie was born with Down syndrome – a genetic disorder which causes developmental and intellectual delays – and while he now openly and wholeheartedly celebrates his daughter for who she is, Jason says he “didn’t take it well initially”.
Beginning his Twitter thread with the question, “My child has Down syndrome, what should I expect?” the father of five then shared an adorable photo of Rosie smiling, before explaining how he came to champion his daughter’s condition.
“My child has Down’s Syndrome, what should I expect?”
This. 100% this. pic.twitter.com/vo0Bu0Eoxp
— Jason Kneen (@jasonkneen) February 21, 2019
— Jason Kneen (@jasonkneen) February 22, 2019
“I was totally NOT ready for a child like Rosie. It was a shock when she was born and I’m ashamed to say I didn’t take it well initially,” he wrote.