Today is not just March 21t, it is also a day that represents equality and acceptance. It is World Down Syndrome Day. The date 3/21 represents the 3 copies of the 21st chromosome that makes individuals with Down Syndrome so unique. I am the proud mother of one of these incredibly unique and special people, and my world is so much better because of him.
Please join me today in celebrating our differences and promoting equality and acceptance. Wear blue and yellow today (for Down Syndrome) if you feel moved to do so. If you see someone with Down Syndrome today, smile at them, as you know they will undoubtedly smile right back. If you know someone with Down Syndrome, show them you love them. And, if you have a family member with Down Syndrome, tell them how much you care for them and how your world is different ... and much better, because they are a part of it.
If you have a few minutes, please check out the beautiful video "Let Us In" on the World Down Syndrome Day website at www.ds-int.org/video/will-you-let-us-in. Finally, make a promise to let these wonderful individuals into your lives, and help open ALL the doors of the world for them ... and live up to that promise today and everyday.