Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Down Syndrome Awareness

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month and I am going to attempt the 31:21 blogger challenge: For each of the 31 days this month I will post something that brings awareness about Trisomy 21. You can read a little more about it at ...and every day this month they will highlight an orphan with Down Syndrome who needs a family.

Personally, I find having adopted internationally three times a child with Down Syndrome, just going grocery shopping spreads Down Syndrome awareness, let alone anywhere else we go! Amelia is definitely an ambassador in that respect, saying "morning" to everyone we pass, no matter the time of day. We walked to our library the other day and there were two men from a correctional facility doing painting. She said "morning" as we walked in, and again as we left. I told her we already said good morning, now we say "have a nice day". So she did. I am really not sure if it was her obvious difference, or the fact that she spoke to those men at all, but they were pleased she greeted them. Even if she had known where they were from, she still would have done just the same. That's my girl!

1 comment:

June Berger said...

I love that! What a joy she is.