That Smile!

Meet Lucas , the 2018 Spokesbaby for Gerber brand baby foods! One year old Lucas Warren  was chosen among over 140,000 entries to the annual contest.  Of course, who could resist that smile?  Oh and did I mention Lucas has Down Syndrome?

This is good news in a post modern world where “eliminating” Down Syndrome babies through pre natal testing and abortion is becoming more and more the norm.  Yes this is very good news indeed.  Well done Gerber.

And congratulations Baby Lucas!

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32 Responses to That Smile!

  1. Susan Busch says:

    @ClemsonLife

    Susan Busch

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  2. Trish,
    Your article sent me searching for a podcast I listened to a few years ago.

    Below is a link to an Aug 2010 broadcast of an interview by James Dobson of legendary University of Alabama college football coach Gene Stallings, regarding the death of his Down’s Syndrome-afflicted son Johnny who defied the odds and made it to his 40’s. The most moving part of the interview for me is right around the halfway point where Coach Stallings describes the last couple days of Johnny’s life, where the characteristic loving and positive nature of Down’s Syndrome kids never wavered. They really understand more about unconditional love than many “normal” people. Get a tissue box ready.

    https://www.oneplace.com/ministries/family-talk/custom-player/?bcd=2010-08-20

    (If that link doesn’t work, try this: http://www.drjamesdobson.org/popupplayer?broadcastId=425e4339-9929-40ef-b763-0e36b40fba70)

    – Jeff

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  3. Ahhh, he’s adorable! Very cute. 🙂

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  4. Great for Gerber to highlight him. What a great story. It is horrible what the pro-abortionist want to do with pre-born babies with disabilities. Thanks for your strong stance as a champion of life.

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  5. Al says:

    There is hope for this world after all I guess! What an heartwarming article.

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  6. Dennis says:

    And the award goes to his parents. They have a tough road ahead but are willing to travel it. They are more heroic then Gerber will ever be.

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  7. Wally Fry says:

    I saw that on the news, and it was so very encouraging. Good for Gerber and thanks for sharing it Tricia.

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  8. Citizen Tom says:

    That is interesting. The parent organization of Gerber Products Company is Nestlé. That’s a Swiss transnational food and drink company headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world, measured by revenues and other metrics, since 2014. Don’t know if that has any significance, but it might.

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  9. ColorStorm says:

    Good grab T.

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  10. A child’s smile is one of life’s greatest blessings.
    Author: Unknown

    Regards and goodwill blogging.

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  11. Tricia, you may or may not remember, I’ve written about this subject a couple of times—as Iceland has passed a law that all women pregnant are screened and if it is determined that the baby has Downs, the pregnancy is terminated. There was a powerful video with kids who have Downs entitled Dear Future Mom produced by Sally Phillips, a British Actress who has a child with Downs—she did a documentary about countries like Iceland, the UK who are all working towards what they call eradicating Downs—the eradication is simply aborting all children who test positive for Downs….https://cookiecrumbstoliveby.wordpress.com/2016/11/26/dear-future-mom/

    I think one of the vids I uploaded for the post is no longer available but the main one is still there for a click.

    Thanks for showcasing Lucas and yay to Gerber…for not being afraid!!!

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    • Tricia says:

      That was a good link to your previous post Julie, thanks for sharing it. I’m sorry I missed it too when it came out.

      I remember that small controversy over the French Downs Syndrome video being banned well. I say “small” because it was barely talked about here which speaks just as loudly as the ban itself.

      We are in such a strange time where collectively we think w’eve surpassed such evils that could allow Hitler or Stalin to do what they did. We so obviously have not.

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  12. Although I am glad to see Gerber’s willingness to expand their population of children in their advertising, I remain skeptical behind the motivation. I question whether our political calls to action are simply being exploited for marketing purposes. Major food corporations are more likely to implement these changes because “focus groups” and other statistical measures determined a likely increase in resulting revenue.

    I truly hate to think in these terms, but I’ve seen too much of this reality to fool myself otherwise. If the intended message by Gerber is that ALL CHILDREN deserve “quality” baby food, let’s see how many future Muslim infants are used to represent their products?

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    • Tricia says:

      Well, for once I’m not sure I share your skepticism Jonathan, but it sure is understandable. There is a real effort among certain sectors to rid the world of “imperfect” babies which I’m choosing to believe Gerber is making a statement of protest about. Maybe it was a calculated business decision seeing that Gerber’s entire reason for existence revolves around babies and their parents who buy food for them. Still, I like what they did and am leaving it that. 😉

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  13. Tricia says:

    The stats out of Australia are mixed at best. Gun violence did go down but it did as well n America at time when we were relaxing gun laws. Suicide by guns in Australia went down too but overall suicide rates are up. Besides, we are not going to ban guns here, suggesting as such is a non starter.

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    • Arkenaten says:

      Well, would you, personally like to ban guns. (Other than those held by the proper authorities, of course. Police Military etc?)

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      • Tricia says:

        Of course not. The entire premise of my post is that gun bans are not really effective. Links to other articles with detailed status back this up. Try reading them.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Yes, gun bans are effective. Simply because they remove guns from the general population and although there always will be some guns in circulation every nutter with a few dollars won’t be able to own a semi-automatic assault weapon( Vital for shooting Rabid Squirrels from half a mile). waltz into a school or other public place listening to I don’t like Mondays on his Iphone while he empties a whole clip at a bunch of kiddies.

          You may have noticed that regular criminals don’t seem particularly interested in wasting kiddies at school or the local disco?

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    • Wally Fry says:

      Your friend is on the wrong post lol. I wonder if he realizes he just suggested banning Downs Syndrome babies?

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