Joshua and Vic

22nd June 2017 10 Comments

Victoria had her first child and son in November 2008. Before he was born, she had gone through the usual antenatal check-ups  and nothing was found wrong with her baby.
When Joshua was born, he was born with two holes in his heart and was later diagnosed with down syndrome. For Victoria, who had just come from Nigeria to Manchester, UK, down syndrome was a new name to her. She went from shock to been scared and heartbroken seeing her son connected to equipment’s and placed in an incubator.
She had to be educated about down syndrome and what it would entail.
Down -syndrome is not a disease. It is a genetic condition that can have a huge impact on a child’s development all their lives.
Joshua was in hospital for months and had to undergo heart surgery.

                            SPARKLING THROUGH IT ALL
With the support of her amazing mum (who sadly passed away in July 2016), and her faith in God , she was able to carry on and care for her son.
It has been a rough road and it has not been easy but Victoria has made sure Joshua is treated like every other child. Joshua is now 8 years old and loves going to school, singing (especially gospel songs) . He loves to dance and recently got a baby brother (John) who he loves very much..
  Victoria is the founder of a charity called Lovely Heritage Down -syndrome. The focus of this charity is inclusion ,awareness, provide support and encourage parents and carers.
Having a son with down syndrome, she has dedicated her time caring for him but it  did not stop her from returning to school. She obtained  a certificate in MSc Management and also has work experience in Administration and Human Resource.

Video of Joshua been taken to his school bus by dad below.

These are Joshua and Victoria  and they Sparkle…..

when next you see a person with Down-syndrome, or any one with a disability show them love, not pity.



Sisi Alero

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10 Comments

  • Yetty ijogbon 22nd June 2017 at 5:08 PM

    Hey! Sisi alero, spaku mama! Kudos to you. God bless Joshua and grant his parents the strength to keeping on.

  • Sisi Alero 22nd June 2017 at 5:25 PM

    Thanks a lot Yetty dear. Amen to your prayer.

  • Anonymous 22nd June 2017 at 5:49 PM

    Great article. Great story. Great blog.

  • Sisi Alero 22nd June 2017 at 5:55 PM

    Thanks a lot
    More to come soon.

  • ivie Otenaike 22nd June 2017 at 5:55 PM

    Great piece sparkles! Such an encouraging story of a mothers love for her child. This love overcomes everything. So happy to hear Joshua is an amazing 8 year old. Well done to Mum.

  • Sisi Alero 22nd June 2017 at 5:58 PM

    It sure shows how far love can carry us through our trying times.
    Thanks a lot Ivie x

  • Kemo Lala 22nd June 2017 at 6:27 PM

    Keep sparkling Joshua…

  • Elizabeth John 11th July 2017 at 3:12 PM

    What a blessed family …Great work to you and the family. Hope to meet soon. x Beautiful blog Sisi Alero :) xx

  • Sisi Alero 20th July 2018 at 4:27 PM

    Thank you so much Kemi. Sorry for a year late reply, lol only just seeing this

  • Sisi Alero 20th July 2018 at 4:28 PM

    Thanks so so much. Sorry for the late reply Dear. Just seeing this, after a year. Lol

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