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Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

Posted Mar 21 2009 3:38pm

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This is my post for World DS Day from two years ago:  what I love about it is that it’s all still true, only I feel these things even more deeply after Avery’s surgery:

Today is World Down Syndrom Day and the theme is “Celebrating Diversity”, chosen by Down Syndrome International (DSI), a federation of international organizations and individuals committed to all people with Down syndrome.

World DS Day events are planned in Singapore, the UK, Israel, France/Europe, Malaysia, Nepal, Sweden, Oman, Poland and the United States.

Today’s date, 3/21, is significant because people with Down syndrome have 3 chromosomes at the 21st position. For this reason, Down syndrome is also referred to as Trisomy-21.

In honor of today, here’s this:

3 Things I am grateful for:
my family, the blogging community, the opportunity to write my book

2 Things that inspire me:
good writing, springtime

1 Thing I wish everyone knew:
life with a child with Down syndrome is something to celebrate.

This year, there are celebrations in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Columbia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, Romania, Saudie Arabia, Singapore and the United States.  Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

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