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John Leslie is the Founder and Father of Noah and Genev’e who both have Down Syndrome.
Did you know Roy Rogers had a beautiful daughter named Robin Elizabeth?
In August of 1950 Roy and Dale became the parents of a beautiful blonde baby daughter they named Robin Elizabeth. A few days after her birth, Robin was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome. During the early ’50s there was very little the medical profession knew or could do about Down’s syndrome, and doctors often advised the parents of these children to place them in an institution and go on with their lives. Roy and Dale never considered doing this. As Roy said, there must have been a reason God gave them this child, so they would take her home, take care of her, and love her. Despite receiving the best care possible, Robin died shortly before her second birthday. Although she had been with them for only a short time, Robin’s impact on the Rogers family, both then and now, was enormous. Roy and Dale’s religious faith had deepened during the early days of their marriage, and it had been a great source of strength for them as they dealt with Robin’s health problems. Very soon after Robin’s death Dale was inspired to write the book Angel Unaware, which told about Robin’s short life and the way she had changed the lives of everyone in their family. Since this was still a period of time when few people spoke publicly about such afflictions, it was difficult to getting a publisher for the book. Nonetheless, Dale persevered and a publisher was found. Angel Unaware (which is still in print) became an immediate best seller and has been responsible for helping many families deal with the challenges of raising special children.Only a month after Robin passed away, Roy and Dale were scheduled to open a long engagement at the rodeo at Madison Square Garden in New York, an appearance that had been scheduled almost a year earlier. Robin’s life had strengthened their religious faith, and Roy wanted to use his position as a role model to encourage children to go to Sunday school. However, his decision to sing the inspirational song “Peace In The Valley” didn’t please the Garden’s management, who felt the song wasn’t in keeping with the type of show they had in mind. Roy was asked to drop the song, but he refused. As far as he was concerned if they wouldn’t allow him to sing this song, he’d just as soon pack up and go home. Roy stood firm, and the Garden’s management finally backed off. His judgment proved to be right, as his heartfelt performance of “Peace In The Valley” brought a hush to the huge Madison Square Garden arena each evening. Roy Rogers always recognized his responsibilities to his audience, particularly the kids who had made his career possible. He realized that these children looked up to him and that he had an obligation to live up to their expectations. If this meant putting himself on the line, he was willing to do that if he felt the cause was right. Although there were a number of occasions throughout the years when his religious convictions and his patriotism hurt his career, Roy Rogers never backed away from the things in which he believed.