"Grey's Anatomy" star Caterina Scorsone is publicly celebrating her daughter, Pippa.
To mark the child's fourth birthday, Scorsone shared a photo of the two of them together and penned a sweet caption reflecting on the past few years.
"This little one turned four yesterday. I could burst," Scorsone wrote Thursday. "So grateful for her journey into my life and for my journey into hers."
A post shared by Caterina Scorsone (@caterinascorsone) on Nov 5, 2020 at 7:35am PST
Scorsone, who plays Dr. Amelia Shepherd on the ABC series, penned an essay for "Good Morning America" last month about Pippa, who has Down syndrome. She is also the mother of 8-year-old Eliza and 10-month-old Lucinda.
According to Scorsone, Pippa is a little girl who has "rainbow-colored eyes" and "likes popcorn and Totoro and elephants." Although Pippa has Down syndrome, a condition in which a person has an extra 21st chromosome, "Pippa isn’t Down syndrome. Pippa is Pippa," she added.
"Regardless of the number of chromosomes or abilities we have, the gender we express, the money in our bank account, the color of our skin or the learning profile we respond to best, human beings have the same needs. We need love, safety, dignity and connection," Scorsone wrote. "But human beings are different, we are specific, and we need to be loved and supported individually. We are the unique and distinct notes of an infinite musical composition. We are every beautiful rainbow color refracted through the mysterious prism of life. We are equal, different and miraculous, like Pippa’s eyes."
Hello, Friends! October is Down syndrome awareness month and I did a little interview about our family for @goodmorningamerica Link to interview in bio. Or go to my stories and swipe up! You’ll also find a little essay I wrote through the link. 💙💛 photos by the amazing @rebeccacoursey_photosandfilm
A post shared by Caterina Scorsone (@caterinascorsone) on Oct 22, 2020 at 10:29am PDT