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World Down Syndrome Day

Just popping in to wish you a happy World Down Syndrome Day!

There are so many things I could say to celebrate this day, but in the end it comes down to this: a little more than a year after learning that our little girl has Down syndrome, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Like every other one year old, she lives a life full of love and joy and playfulness. She learns and grows day by day. I have so much hope for her future.

To celebrate this day and to provide for her future and the future of many others, we have decided to take the 3/21 pledge and donate to Ruby’s Rainbow, an organization that provides college scholarships to students with Down syndrome. A mere 20 years ago the thought of a young adult with Down syndrome attending college would have seemed impossible, but today it is happening. And it can happen even more with your help. If programs like this continue to grow, I can only imagine the opportunities that will be available to my daughter 20 years from now! To learn more about the difference this program is making in the lives of students, I strongly encourage you to go read this blog post following some Ruby’s Rainbow scholarship recipients around for a day. Then hop on over to Ruby’s Rainbow and make your donation. Thanks for making the world a more inclusive, hopeful place.

3 comments

  1. Susie Bauer says:

    Amy, you are awesome & such a WONDERFUL mother. Penelope is a beautiful baby & with YOU GUYS as her parents, I have no doubt that she WILL have a wonderful, fulfilling life. The world will be open to her in such a great way! I know she’ll never WANT for anything but because you’ve studied her condition so thoroughly, she has all the advantages she’s going to need. Amy, I’ve said this before, but, YOU NEED TO WRITE A BOOK!! Seriously!

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