Today is World Down Syndrome Day! It is held on March 21st because the genetic marker for Down syndrome is 3 copies of the 21st chromosome.
The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has selected five Canadian Down Syndrome Heroes to represent the special abilities that people with Down Syndrome have. Take a look here and be inspired: http://cdss.ca/network/heroes/. They have also created a line of posters featuring their members and quotes.
Today, Down Syndrome International asks you to join in celebrating the lives of this wonderful minority group, and wear funky socks visibly. The goal is to have people ask you what they are about and be able to share with them your support for and admiration of people with Down syndrome. Join in!
The people I have met and people I have read about who have Down syndrome are amazing! They are full of love, care for everyone that they meet, and they accomplish incredible things. For instance, Tim is a restaurant owner and Olympic athlete, and is featured in the below video.
Here’s a look at my toe colours of the day… I hope I’ve inspired you to join in!
Welcome! My name is Katiana and I am a development professional pursuing my dream to live out Isaiah 1:17 to the best of my abilities. I am passionate about teaching and working with vulnerable families and children to improve their lives sustainably.
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