Did you know that today is World Down Syndrome day? (It’s okay to say no… I didn’t know either until recently.) This day was created six years ago to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome. It’s a day for celebrating and joyous occasions, it’s certainly not a sad day.
My little Molly was diagnosed with Down syndrome very soon after birth. It’s hard for me to even put into words the overload of emotions that I experienced those first few days. I was scared and worried for my daughter. Now, nine months later – I may still be scared and worried..but I’m motivated and inspired my Molly. She’s a tough girl who deserves to be recognized as a determined and precious baby…she just happens to have an extra chromosome!
My fellow blogging friend and special needs mom Shannon over at Life’s Little Surprises created Project 3.21 as a way for friends, family and the social media world to show their support for World Down Syndrome day. This project was created in hopes that others would share their support for the Down syndrome community by making a donation to the National Down Syndrome Society. This organization is a fantastic resource for families and also provides a voice for those with Down syndrome.
Do you have a personal connection with Down syndrome? If so, I’d love for you to share it with me.
ps…I’m frantically writing a #DisneySMMoms post about my conference experience! Stay tuned!