In this chapter, the author explores the globalization of intimacy by recounting her experience as a mother who gave birth to a child with Down syndrome. She describes how she felt when she found out that her second son had Down syndrome and when she received a response from Michael Bérubé, author of Life As We Know It, after sending him an email. Life As We Know It is about the first three years in the life of Bérubé's son Jamie, who also has Down syndrome. According to the author, Bérubé's message reminded her that she was not alone in the decisions she had made or the emotional turmoil she was feeling. She shares how her world started to expand beyond New York City through her son, who led her to a global network of people with Down syndrome, their families, and supporters. She also reflects on Yo También, a Spanish film about a man with Down syndrome.
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