Raising a Child with Down Syndrome, Overcoming Fears, and Partner Support during Pregnancy with Jonathan Seow
Parents in TechAugust 12, 202200:30:3369.96 MB

Raising a Child with Down Syndrome, Overcoming Fears, and Partner Support during Pregnancy with Jonathan Seow

The journey of raising a child with special needs, overcoming the anxieties of being a first-time dad in a difficult situation, and learning how to show more support for one’s spouse. In this special episode, I speak with Jonathan Seow about the challenges and lessons he learned as a father of two.

 

Jonathan is the Chief Financial Officer at Moleac and a board member at Down Syndrome Association of Singapore. Jonathan has an illustrious career starting as CIMB before rising the ranks in the biopharmaceutical space. He's also an active advocate and supporter for families with children diagnosed with Down Syndrome.  

Jonathan’s eldest son Nathan was diagnosed when he was still in his mother’s womb. Despite the medical advice and snide remarks by the gynecologist, who said that their kid would turn out to be “gross”, Jonathan and his wife decided to keep Nathan. Now, he's in a loving home environment with the help of a better gynecologist and a community that helps them learn how to become better at parenting children with down syndrome.

My conversation with Jonathan was inspiring and I hope it is for you too. 

The Down Syndrome Association of Singapore (DSA) is also hosting the Mystique Charity Gala Dinner on Saturday, 24 September 2022. This event will mark DSA’s first in-person event since 2019, which aims to raise $300,000 to continue the association’s mission to serve persons with Down syndrome and their families with quality programs and services.

Support this cause with a donation of any amount, or purchasing a seat / table for Mystique here: https://give.asia/campaign/dsa-mystique-xvi-charity-dinner Donations will be eligible for a tax deduction of 250%

To get in touch with Jonathan Seow, find him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-seow/


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