Down Syndrome or Up Syndrome: Cursed or Blessed?

Have you every encountered a Down Syndrome person and wanted to avoid eye contact? In my personal life I have four deaf brothers and sisters, those who do not have a hearing defect want to avoid contact just because deaf children are “different”. Same is true for Down Syndrome children, because they are different most people want to avoid eye contact and conversation simply because these “defective” children appear different. However, suppose they have a special gift that those who don’t have this genetic condition don’t possess? What if God our Father has blessed them with the gift of seeing into heaven? Would you see them as cursed or blessed?

Given the peculiar appearance of a Down Syndrome child many people view these children as defective or disabled, hence “cursed”. Despite, the physical difference in appearance due to an abnormality associated with the 21st Chromosome, there is much evidence many who are born with Down Syndrome receive a special gift from God our Father: they can see into heaven!

I have had the good fortune and blessing in my journey in life to meet Chloe Kondrich and her Dad, Kurt. In my discussions with Kurt and Chloe it became very clear that Chloe possesses an unusual gift. Her parents celebrate the fact that God blessed her with an unusual gift. In no uncertain terms Kurt, Chloe’s father considers himself a blessed man to have Chloe as his daughter. This gift reminded me of the book “Heaven is for Real” wherein a young boy in Texas died and went to heaven and afterward had numerous experiences of visiting heaven again, reporting back what he had seen and heard there.

Such is Chloe’s experience. Chloe can see and hear what is happening in heavenly places while she is at the same time walking on earth. Maybe we should rename “Down Syndrome” to “Up Syndrome” because many of these children have a connection to God our Father, the Big Guy upstairs that most of us normal human beings don’t have.

Kurt recounted a time when he took Chloe to visit the parents of a deceased fellow police officer, who died in the line of duty. Chloe began to recount how she saw the parents deceased son in heaven and he was holding a little baby boy in his arms. The baby’s name was David. The deceased policeman’s parents began to cry. The young baby boy named David as a son of theirs who had died 43 years before. Chloe related specific details to the parents who were overcome with joy at hearing all the details Chloe told them. All their doubts and anxieties were put to rest that day. Everything turned out all right for their two sons. All was good, God the Father took care of them, no worries.

When a child’s guardian angel looks at the face of God, perhaps they are looking too! The scripture tells us “unless we become like a child again, we shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven”. Do the Up Syndrome children retain this gift? Could this gift be retained even as they grow older? If so, why does our medical community want to abort them as if to cure a defect? This statement is not as absurd as it sounds on its face. Iceland has proclaimed they have “cured Down Syndrome”. Their cure is abortion by prenatal testing . No one with Down Syndrome has been born in Iceland for years. Is this an accomplishment to be celebrated or does it make the Heart of the Father cry?

Chloe’s Dad, Kurt, nicknamed himself “DADvocate”. Can you identify with this newly coined word? This word exemplifies those who want to “Protect, Provide, and Mentor” wherever they go and to whomever will receive what was imparted to them.

Our Supreme Court will be deciding life and death issues associated with Abortion in the next few months. The same spirit that wants to abort Down Syndrome children wants to abort all children to depopulate the earth. It starts with those that are deemed to be “defective” because that thought appears to be a plausible reason to terminate life, flying in the face of the Lord and Giver of Life.

Why is the Devil so upset with Up Syndrome children? Could it be that they retain their innocence long into their adult life? Is it because they cannot be scared or frightened like other children because they can behold heaven? Can it be they cannot be corrupted very easily? Up Syndrome children are happy, less apt to get angry or upset, not easily frightened, mild mannered etc. Their outward manifestation of peace and contentment is an outward sign to all of us of the connection they have to God. TFHM’s purpose is to help people connect to the Heart of the Father. Up Syndrome children are already there, that is their reality. We hope and pray you can have a connection with the Heart of the Father. This connection will make it your reality too!


Written by Papa Tom

The name Papa Tom is a Nom De Plume, that is a pen name. However, it is the name my grandchildren call me: Papa Tom. You see I am a newly minted Grandfather! Yes, I am a father of 6 children and 15 grandchildren (11 on earth so far; 4 in heaven already). I started my transition later in life; in my late sixties writing children’s books, wanting to share thoughts and ideas that would help my grandchildren understand life from a different perspective; the perspective of heaven. I also podcast with a theme of bringing the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers and in so doing helping you connect with the Heart of God the Father.

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