John bought these items to put on the refrigerator in hopes of teaching Katie to read.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Martha and John were both big lovers of these items and would often eat them during stressful times.
Martha Beck went to the Harvard Co-op to buy a book on Down Syndrome and the only book she could find was one of these on teaching mentally retarded children to learn with several Down Syndrome children on the cover.
Sweatsuit and Shoes
The Becks buy these for Adam before his birth as an optimistic hope that he would be born alive.
This is a simple blood test that measures the amount of a specific protein excreted by a fetus. This test, when performed at the proper time in pregnancy, can often indicate birth defects such as Spina Bifida and Down Syndrome.
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