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Saturday, March 21, 2009

3-21: World Down Syndrome Day

The 21st of March is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. This day marks 50 years since the discovery of the cause of Down Syndrome – which is the triplication of chromosome 21 – hence the diagnosis of ‘Trisomy 21’.

I am different I am the same.
I laugh I cry.
I give I take.
I learn I teach.
I love I am loved.
I am able I am limited.
I am me I am you.
I do I don’t.
I succeed I fail.
I dream I plan.
I am determined I am scared.
I feel joy I feel pain.
I am more alike you than different.
Some think I can’t but I can.

1 comment:

Conrad, Megan and Our Precious Keaton said...

Hey Little Guy, Was so nice to see on Friday night - even if it was just a tiny bit as you were in lala land....
Malakai - Thank you for being our teacher, you are you and we Love spending time with you, we Love watching you smile and laugh, we Love watching you perfect your sitting, we Love watching eat all your new foods, simple we Love you for you! God bless, Your buddy, Keaton
(You are so lucky to have choosen your mommy and daddy so wisely - they are great friends and above all great parents!!!)