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My Special Buddy Haven
My Special Buddy Haven

My name is Jennifer Horne, and I am the proud parent of Eddie Haven Jackson. When I was 18 years old, I found out that I was pregnant. I went through all of the normal testing that is done when you are expecting. All results came back normal. On July 7, 2003 i gave birth to a baby boy. When the nurse held him up I could tell that he had Down Syndrome. They took him away without me even holding him. He couldn't breathe or suck and swallow. I was terrified. It was hours before I got to see him and he had tubes and machines everywhere. He came home after being in the nic unit for 7 days. He has been in and out of the hospital several times in his life. He is nine years old now and he is a joy to be around. He loves WWE and his little brother. He will brighten your day when and if you ever meet him.




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