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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Special Exposure Wednesday - Kayla's Famous

5 Minutes for Special Needs
Ok it's not so much that Kayla is famous; more like her eyes are. And maybe it's not so much famous; more like featured. And it's not even in the US, but in the UK.

A few weeks ago Rebecca, editor of the British Journal of Hospital Medicine contacted me. The authors of an article on eyes and Down syndrome wanted to use pictures of Kayla from my Characteristics post.

Rebecca was nice enough to send us a couple hard copies of the issue too. It was a bit surreal to open this medical journal and see my daughter's face staring back at me! I showed Kayla and asked her "who's that?" She looked at it for a second and then exclaimed, "Kayla!" I told her she was in a magazine for doctors. The next morning she saw it on the couch, picked it up, and said "doctor Kayla!" She carried it around on and off throughout the day and would ask me to open it to the page with Kayla.

I have a pdf copy of the article, but can't figure out how to get it posted on the blog. You can't view the article online unless you're a subscriber to the British Journal of Hospital Medicine, so these pictures of the pages will have to do...you can click on them to enlarge.




Pages reproduced by permission of the British Journal of Hospital Medicine.

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Here is an early freebie: For those of you braving the crowds on Friday, stop by Arby's and get a free order of curly fries.

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39 comments:

Kristen ~Ethan's Mommy~ said...

It was only a matter of time before those beautiful eyes went international! Congratulations!

Sue said...

That's very neat to have her in the journal. I'd say it counts as famous. Take what you can get, right? Maybe it will kick-start her modeling career. It's just a matter of time until she will be supporting, you in the lap of luxury. :)

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

WOW how cool! Couldn't have picked more beautiful eyes!

Maureen said...

We all know that Kayla was going to be famous on day. :)

Tammy said...

That is awesome, Michelle!

Now her big blueberry eyes are truly famous! :)

Meg said...

How very cool!! And how sweet that she identifies herself as Doctor, love it!

Bonita said...

Obviously, they think those big blueberry eyes are gorgeous just like the rest of us.

Has Kayla learned her letters well enough yet to sign autographs?

Congratulations, Dr.Kayla!

Heidi said...

That's because she has beautiful eyes!

RK said...

THAT is wonderful! We can say we knew her back when. :o)

Corey~living and loving said...

ooo ooo oooo HOW EXCITING! What a cool thing to be a part of. :) thanks for sharing your news.

Have a great thanksgiving.

Cate said...

Oh, that's really cool.

I feel like I knew her eyes before they were famous!

(I read some of the article in the picture. I didn't know that the epicanthic folds change with age. Interesting. That's something new I learned today.)

Anyway, congrats to Dr. Kayla!

joan said...

Kayla is famous as well as cute! That is cool. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Tracey said...

That is so cool!! We always knew she had beautiful eyes!!

My name is Sarah said...

Your eyes are beautiful. Neat to be famous.

Anonymous said...

Wow "Doctor Kayla" thru the eyes and minds of the the innocent child!!! LOve it!!!!! Beautiful!!! Love mom/grandma

Bailey's Leaf said...

Can I be generic and ask for a quick Cliff's Notes version of what it says? Sounds very interesting and your little Kayla! Oh, she's famous now! How neat!

On other notes, looking forward to east coast snow, eh? It's like getting back on a bike. You'll be fine in no time. Just don't slam on your brakes! :)

A Life Full of Love said...

She is such a doll!

I haven't added a PDF file to my blog, but I read once that you can if you use this site http://www.scribd.com/
Add the file to that site. Let me know if it works.

Tracey said...

Congratulations! Now the whole world can see how beautiful you daughter is! BTW - she IS famous! Be proud Mommy Be Proud! Thanks for your support and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Michelle said...

Wow, that is really cool! And, Kayla certainly does have the most striking eyes!

Julie said...

That is awesome!!

Jill said...

Wow - that's fantastic! You should be so proud!

hjoy said...

That is really neat, Kayla does have beautiful eyes

much more than a mom said...

Wow - how cool is that?!?! They couldn't have chosen a better model!

Melissa said...

That is soooo cool! Garrett's girlfriend is famous (and a doctor, too)!

Grandma & Grandpa said...

Well we've all said from the time Kayla was just a few hours old that she had the most beautiful eyes there ever was and now the British can think so too :-)

Amy said...

That's fantastic!

Kim said...

That is wonderful! She does have beautiful eyes! I hope my Mattie keeps her blue eyes.

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Wow that is really amazing! She's gorgeous! Congratulations!!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness! How awesome is that?! Congrats to Kayla and her beautiful eyes.

Jeanette said...

Now the world can see how Beautiful her eyes are!!!

chelle said...

wow that is so exciting! And to have copies!!! Wonderful!

Tricia said...

Very cool! She has those peepers to die for! :)

marilyn4him said...

That is cool...our son has Beckwith-Weideman Syndrome which is consider a cousin to downs...when he was 3 we participated in the National Institute of Health Research Program. They took skin samples from Tanner and blood samples from me and my husband. They said he could be featured in medical journals, but we never heard anything back from them. I just love your blog...your kids are beautiful.

Christina said...

That is so cool! I want her autograph!!!!

Mom24 said...

That's so cool! She does have beautiful eyes.

Shelley said...

Lucky medicos to see Kayla's beautiful face/eyes in their journal.

The Girls' Mommy said...

Now you have to rename the blog, "Famous Big Blueberry Eyes"!

McKenna said...

That's awesome!!!

Calico Sky said...

I am going to have a look at work for this! Well done Kayla!