World Down Syndrome Day is coming up in a few days on March 21st 2014. Get it? 3/21 is for 3 copies of the 21st chromosome, which is Trisomy 21, you know… Down Syndrome. And of course you all know that I am passionate about Down Syndrome because My Jack carries that extra chromosome, which makes him extra special to us. I love talking about My Jack and showing him off. Not only is he totally adorable and smart, but I love sharing our story.
Since this coming Friday is World Down Syndrome Day… I will be posting a few times this week random posts about Down Syndrome. Mike has been wanting to share this thoughts and my kids have been wanting to guest post so you’ll see a little bit about Down Syndrome from them too.
We found out Jack had Down Syndrome when I was about 15 weeks pregnant, although the tests leading up to this took a couple of weeks so we actually had an idea sooner than 15 weeks pregnant. Of course finding out that you will be having a child with a disability is devastating at first. I shared our very first emotions upon getting this news and would love for you to pass it along if you know someone who is pregnant with a child who will be born with Down Syndrome or if you know someone how has just had a baby with Down Syndrome. If you’d like to read any of my other updates on Jack or would like any other info on Down Syndrome, feel free to click on my Down Syndrome tab at the top of this page.
LOTS OF SOCKS
World Down Syndrome International is trying to create a global voice on March 21st by advocating for people with Down Syndrome so they launched LOTS OF SOCKS. On March 21st, wear LOTS OF SOCKS to get people talking about World Down Syndrome Day and to raise Down Syndrome awareness. Do not wear just any socks, but crazy mismatched socks. Me and my family participated last year and so did YOU! Lots of my friends and fans posted their crazy socks (in honor of My Baby Jack) to the WE HAVE IT ALL Facebook Fan Page. It was so touching to see the photos come in all day long!
Last year on World Down Syndrome Day at about 6am, I got a text from Mike.
He sent me this:
Along with this picture at 6am that woke me up, he sent me this message, “For JackieBoy”. I didn’t even know he was really paying attention to me when I was telling him about LOTS OF SOCKS for World Down Syndrome Day.
So this coming Friday March 21, 2014 – wear LOTS OF SOCKS for World Down Syndrome Day! And then snap a photo and send it to my WE HAVE IT ALL Facebook Fan Page! I’d LOVE to see your crazy socks!
Need more info on Down Syndrome or World Down Syndrome Day?
- World Down Syndrome Day website
- World Down Syndrome Day on Facebook
- World Down Syndrome Day EVENT on Facebook
- Down Syndrome International website
- Down Syndrome International on Facebook
Be sure to follow the #WDSD14 hashtag too.
DON’T FORGET – MARCH 21st!
And DON’T FORGET – SHOW ME YOUR CRAZY SOCKS!