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What people with Down syndrome can teach us about living in the moment

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Mar 15, 2019 12:00 AM 1+ week ago

Stephanie Benton holds her son, Milo, as he gets sleepy before his afternoon nap at their Salt Lake City home on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Stephanie and her husband, Adam, did not know Milo had Down syndrome until he was a couple of hours old. Now they're figuring out what that will mean.

SALT LAKE CITY -- When Milo Benton was born four months ago, there was a small crisis with his breathing. It was quickly resolved, but the hospital staff wanted to check him over more thoroughly. So Stephanie and Adam Benton gave their new baby a quick squeeze and off he was whisked to the newborn intensive care unit.

"You worry your whole pregnancy about your baby being healthy," said Stephanie Benton, 34. "When he was born, he had all his limbs and he looked just fine. I thought they were just being extra careful."

"For two hours, I was the most happy, calm person. I was just so grateful to ...

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