As some of you may already know, October is Down syndrome awareness month. Hmm, you know...before Dylan came into my life, I certainly never knew this about October. What that means to me, is that we need to spread the word!! Get the information out there so that more people become aware, more comfortable, less scared, appreciative and educated about Down syndrome - not just the technical chromosome Trisomy 21 stuff, but the personal side of Down syndrome as well. You know, the real deal. I want people to see our beautiful kids and how truly wonderful their lives are...
You can read more about the "31 for 21" challenge at the link below, but I especially LOVE this part:
Why should I do it?
This is the one question I can be unambiguous about. I propose you do it in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. One thing I can say certainly, is that writing--blogging specifically--has helped me in numerous ways as the mother of a child with Down syndrome. I value the people I have met, the friends I have made, and the information I have gathered on blogs. Wouldn't it be wonderful if new parents googled Down syndrome and our blogs came up? What a welcome wagon that would be!
I am going to try to post every day. We are also going to attend the Down syndrome Buddy Walk on October 12th. I am slowly but surely making my way into the Down syndrome community...the internet one and the real life kind. : )
Is there anything that you can think of to do to increase Down syndrome awareness?