Mother embraces challenges and joys of daughter with disability

Kate Basi feels the day-to-day struggles of raising a child with Down syndrome. But she says she would not change her daughter’s condition.
Sunday, June 1, 2008 | 2:00 p.m. CDT; updated 1:56 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — Nestled in the corner of the couch, 15-month-old Julianna pulled a blanket over her head. “Peekaboo! There you are!” her mother, Kate Basi, cooed while pulling back the blanket, causing Julianna to smile.