Day 274: Angel Unaware, Down’s Syndrome in the 1950’s

Thank God times have changed for children with Down’s Syndrome. In the 1950’s Dale and Roy Rogers helped change the perception and acceptance of children with special needs with the book Angel Unaware.

Through great grief can come great joy.

In the 1950s, doctors often advised parents of disabled babies to put them away in institutions or homes. But when entertainers Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Rogers discovered their new baby, Robin, had Down Syndrome, they were determined to take her home and give her their love.

It wasn’t easy. Through countless surgeries and sleepless nights, the Rogers found themselves exhausted and worried-until they began to notice a change in their lives. Somehow the unexplainable and unexpected was happening-Robin was helping Roy and Dale draw closer to God and to each other. Robin’s brief life also persuaded them to do all they could to help others in similar circumstances.

Told from Robin’s point of view in heaven, Angel Unaware is a touching story that has inspired millions of readers around the world. Whether you are a parent of a special needs child or have experienced the loss of a loved one, Robin’s story will bring you the peace and understanding you need in difficult times.

These books were found in my Mothers house, she was a big fan of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

Books By Dale Evans Rogers living with down's Syndrome

Books By Dale Evans Rogers

Books on Raising Children with Down’s Syndrome

Angel Unaware: A Touching Story of Love and LossAngel UnawareTeaching Math to People With Down Syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners: Basic Survival Skills (Topics in Down Syndrome) Book 1My Friend Has Down Syndrome (Let’s Talk About It Series)Taking Down Syndrome to School (Special Kids in School)In My World: Down SyndromeGifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their LivesBabies with Down Syndrome: A New Parents’ Guide

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Information on Dale Evans