Long Beach Press Telegram

Grantee, DeJuana Golden was recently profiled in the Long Beach Press Telegram for her project, Special Shades of Color.


“When DeJuana Golden had her first child, CJ, she was excited and nervous; like most mothers, she was looking forward to holding

her new baby. Shortly after CJ was born, however, Golden was shocked when the doctors said her son had Down syndrome. After entering the first grade, however, CJ was exhibiting behaviors that were not consistent with Down syndrome. He was picky with his food, and when he did eat, he demanded to use the same bowl and same spoon each time. He also stopped talking…”

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