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Sunday, March 21, 2010

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY! 3/21

HAPPY WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY! Down Syndrome International (DSI) has officially earmarked 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). The date was chosen to signify the uniqueness of Down syndrome in the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome and is used synonymously with Down syndrome. The annual observance of WDSD aims to promote awareness and understanding of Down syndrome and related issues : and to mobilize support and recognition of the dignity, rights and well being of persons with Down syndrome.

I can't begin to count the many ways my life has been forever changed and enriched by Down Syndrome. Since 2005, when we were blessed with our precious little Riley, I have learned more, grown more, and loved more, than I ever thought possible. Everyday I am amazed by how much she makes me smile, laugh, and just how much I love her. Being Riley's mom has changed me in the greatest ways. And on today, World Down Syndrome Day, I celebrate the beautiful child Riley is and the wonderful person she will become.

1 comments:

Kathleen said...

Love your post today and love the new background. You rock, mama.