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alij
01-18-2013, 12:36 PM
I haven't seen this anywhere but I was reading Nicky Slater's twitter/blog and the child he and his wife are expecting has Patau syndrome and as such will have a very limited life expectancy.

He may drive me mad as a commentator but my prayers are with him and I hope that those of you who believe will include him in yours

http://nickyslater.com/make-believe-and-ethical-dilemmas/

apatinar
01-18-2013, 12:43 PM
who is this person?

alij
01-18-2013, 12:49 PM
Nicky Slater competed with Karen Barber in Ice Dance for GBR. Bronze medallist at Europeans 1983 and in top 5 at Worlds 1983 and 1984. The skated at the same time as Torvill and Dean. Nicky now commentates alongside Simon Reed and Chris Howarth for Eurosport figure skating coverage. He was also one of the judges on the first 2? seasons of Dancing on Ice.

apatinar
01-18-2013, 12:53 PM
oh wow.. thanks for the info!

seabm7
01-18-2013, 01:00 PM
Oh. alij, thanks for giving us this link to Nicky Slater's blog. My prayers are with the baby Jon and his parents.

lala
01-18-2013, 02:46 PM
Poor family.. I like Nicky

circuscandy
01-19-2013, 02:36 AM
Oh, that's terrible.

oleada
01-19-2013, 03:26 AM
That's terribly sad. Best wishes to him and his wife :(

LilJen
01-19-2013, 06:31 PM
So sad. I hope that they are surrounded by lots of loving, supporting friends and family during this time.

Synchkat
01-20-2013, 05:11 AM
So sad to hear any stories like this. Unfortunately I know how it feels to me told by a doctor to consider terminating a pregnancy, luckily our diagnosis was incorrect and we have a very bright 4 year old but I do understand how hard it is to hear words such as this. Just reading his blog makes me teary. I wish the entire family peace and best wishes and please prove them wrong little Jon.