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World Down Syndrome Day!

Today we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, and I take a minute to be thankful for my own son, Andrew. He is 26 now, and it’s been one heck of a journey. A journey I would take again in a minute.

I include a character with Down syndrome in the Pecan Bayou Series because every world, real or not, needs to have a source of pure love.

To all my Down syndrome friends and their families, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Photo obtained from GHFEDS

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

March 21 is  World Down Syndrome Day. Why 3-21? Because people with Down Syndrome are diagnosed as Trisomy  21 which means they have 3 twenty-first chromosomes instead of 2. Please take a moment and watch WDSD Global Video.

I am the proud mother of a son with Down Syndrome and being acknowledged and heard can be a daily battle for him.

For 2017, Down Syndrome International presents #MyVoiceMyCommunity, messages from people with Down syndrome, among their friends and peers.

They talk about how it is important for their voices to be heard, as equal citizens of their countries and they encourage their governments to listen to their concerns.