Anderson Benfield wasn't supposed to have open heart surgery. But when he was just 4 months old, doctors told his mom, Jillian, that he had two holes in his heart that needed to be repaired right away.
The former TV news anchor, who lives in Tucson, AZ, was crushed--and mad. She'd already had to face doctors who'd said her son, who was born with Down syndrome, wouldn't have much of a future.
"Our doctor told us basically that the range of possibilities to our son was that he would never be able to feed himself or at best, flip burgers for a living," Benfield told ABC News. "We were definitely devastated at first. It wasn't until we gathered our strength, when we researched Down syndrome more and realized that what that doctor said was outdated."
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