March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day! This year is so exciting because it’s officially been recognized by the United Nations.
I’m especially excited about this day because it will bring more awareness to Down Syndrome. This is important to me because one of my best bloggy friends Carrie from Carrie with Children has an amazing daughter who has Down Syndrome. Make sure to read Carrie’s story about Molly!
I was so excited to be able to meet Molly last year when we were at Disney World for a conference. It was so special to cuddle with this gorgeous little girl!
Molly is such a special little girl – she is exceeding expectations and defying odds every day! I love when Carrie shares special milestones about Molly with me and her blog!
Check out these 5 facts about Down Syndrome:
– 3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day! This day was chosen to symbolize the third copy of chromosome 21 in Trisomy 21, the most common form of Down syndrome.
– Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition
– People with Down syndrome attend school, work, participate in decisions that affect them, and contribute to society in many wonderful ways.
– There are three types of Down syndrome. 95% of people with Down syndrome have Trisomy 21, a full additional copy of chromosome 21, 5% of people with Down syndrome have translocation or mosaicism, and have partial additional copies in all or some cells.
– This is the first year that World Down Syndrome Day is officially recognized by the United Nations! Join the global celebration and let everyone know that people with Down syndrome should be valued, accepted and included!
Make sure to like the National Down Syndrome Society on Facebook to learn more!