Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, 44, is Republican John McCain's pick for vice president.
Palin and her husband Todd have five children: sons Track, 19, and Trig, 4 months, and daughters Bristol, 17, Willow, 13, and Piper, 7. Trig was diagnosed with Down syndrome while Palin was pregnant.
While govenor of Alaska, Palin kept her pregnancy with Trig a secret. She confirming only weeks before the birth that she was going to have a son who she knew would have Down syndrome. She returned to work in April three days after giving birth.
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