Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2012 World Down Syndrome Day

March 21st marks a very special day to celebrate those living with Down Syndrome across the world.  We are spending this day spreading awareness that those living with Down Syndrome are our children, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors and loved ones and are just as special as you and I.  

Instead of having 46 chromosomes, those with Down Syndrome have one extra one at their 21st chromosome.  Even though they have one extra, it does not define who they are.  I blog because my son Colin is a beautiful, loving, and special little boy and I can assure you that his extra chromosome does not define him.  I blog because I want people to know that although we may face some extra challenges, Colin is such a typical little 2 (almost 3) year old toddler...he is a picky eater, he tests his limits, he doesn't give up easily, he makes us laugh, he kisses his little sister, he works hard, and he is always learning.

Colin has Down Syndrome and we are so proud of him.  We are proud to stand up today and tell the world that our loved ones are special individuals.

This video is beautiful...If I could tell myself anything before Colin was born, I would tell myself it would be better than I ever expected....


Jenny said...

This is one of my favorite videos! Love the picture up top of Colin...Happy World Down syndrome day :)

5boysand1girlmake6.com said...

love! your little guy is the cutest!!! I used the same video in my World Down Syndrome Day post! It is just perfect! Happy to have found you!