It can be a scary beginning for parents when they learn their child has Down syndrome, but Katlyn Aubitz is proof that a fairy tail awaits and a happy ending is almost certain when you embrace your child’s uniqueness.
Katlyn has Down syndrome. She’s also a princess and published author and this week Katlyn and her mother, Ann, paid a royal visit to GiGi’s Playhouse in Fargo.
Families in attendance were treated to dinner, conversation and inspiration as Katlyn read the children’s book she co-authored with her mother, “I am Princess Katlyn.” The book promotes acceptance and is a royal treat for all ages.
While Princess Katlyn ruled the GiGi’s stage, she did let her mom treat the audience to a reading from the other book they co-authored together, “Katlyn Conquers The World.” In it, Ann tells her own story of raising a daughter with Down syndrome, Katlyn’s rise to the throne, and the struggles along the way. The book is meant to be a resource for parents of children with Down syndrome but a quick flip through the pages will tell you it’s more than that. “Katlyn Conquers The World” offers hope and inspiration. Here’s just a snippit from the book’s introduction:
“The message is simple: parents with special-needs children should never think in limiting terms. Katlyn is proof that anything is possible.”
GiGi’s is a place where dreams are made and accomplishments are celebrated. Katlyn dreamed of becoming a princess. With the love and support of her parents, she made it happen at the Miss Amazing Pageant in St. Paul, MN. To top it off, she wrote a couple books. What an accomplishment!
Princess Katlyn and Queen Ann, we salute you! Thank you for gracing us with your presence. Your kingdom of fans won’t soon forget you.
If you’d like to learn more about Ann and Katlyn Aubitz or purchase their books, visit KatlynConquersTheWorld.com.