Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March 21: World Down Syndrome Day

I couldn't resist sharing this photo. She's the cutest baby I've seen in a long time.

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. Folks are wearing #LotsOfSocks today, and indeed odd socks because chromosomes are shaped like socks and people with Down Syndrome have an extra one (three copies of the 21st chromosome).

As some of you may know, I am blessed with Nadine who has Down Syndrome and taught me so much about joy, tenacity, love and creativity. Yes, she tests my patience too, like any other kid, and is sometimes a little too good at problem-solving for her own good (getting to food hidden high up, opening doors and locks, designing wacky hairstyles, finding horror game videos on YouTube). She's also better than I ever will be at Minecraft and Goat Simulator.

Here she is in gangsta mode, wearing sunnies at night.

Nadine Gangsta mode.

Meanwhile, this lovely video is going viral...

See my other posts on Down Syndrome:

A world that supports inclusion and love

The journey with Nadine, and how it's really OK

See Liam Neeson's role!

Nadine surprising us...with her soft spot for the elderly

I made Hot Trisomy buns!


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