Monday, March 20, 2006

March 21, 2006 **World Down syndrome Day

Tomorrow is the first annual World Down syndrome Day!

Come celebrate with Emma Sage and all those blessed with an extra chromosome on their 21st genetic pair of chromosomes.

If you do something special, or just take a moment to reflect how knowing Emma Sage [or someone else with T21] has touched your life, please share it here in the comment link below. I'd love to hear how the magic of 3/21 has touched lives around the world.

So my thoughts and plans for tomorrow.....we are going to focus on the number 3! I have some fun activities planned for the children....we have some songs picked out, some games to play and a craft come back on the 22nd to see how we celebrated our first

WORLD Down syndrome Day!

World Down Syndrome Day will be held on 21 March. The decision was taken by the boards of the Down Syndrome International (DSI) and the European Down Syndrome Association (Edsa) at the 6th International Symposium on down syndrome held in Palma, Majorca. The 21st day of the 3rd month was chosen in order to highlight and promote a greater understanding of down syndrome which is associated with 3 copies of chromosome 21 (Trisomy 21). The city of Bruges has accepted this first World Down Syndrome Day as a godchild. Patrick Moenaert, as the mayor of Bruges and father of a girl who has down syndrome, has accepted to do the official declaration of this first World Down Syndrome Day. Although at a very short notice, the DSI and the Edsa are requesting all members to celebrate the first World Down Syndrome Day in their own countries. The Down Syndrome Association of Malta is a member of both the DSI and the Edsa and it will be celebrating the first World Down Syndrome day in Malta with Mass being celebrated by the Archbishop Guzeppi Mercieca. This will be said on Monday 20 March at 6pm at St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta.


Michelle said...

TM this is a wonderful idea about having other reflect on either Emma Sage or Down syndrome - I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to "steal" your post for my blog too - I think it's a great idea and would love to help spread the word about the first World Down Syndrome Day!

Michelle said...

and now for my reflections on Emma Sage: Although I have not met this beautiful little girl in person I know she has touched many many lives, more so then she'll ever know. She has a magical, inquisitive personality with a family who couldn't adore and love her more. She loves to play outside, be creative with arts and crafts, and dance. She has fun in school adn learns something new all the time. Emma Sage is one of thousands born with T21 who will change the world one person at a time!

Anonymous said...

I borrowed a piece of your lovely post as well. I hope that little Miss Emma Sage enjoys her day of celebration-what a wonderful mommy you are :)

Ditto on Michelle's second post about the remarkable, adorable, amazing, and magical Emma Sage!

Mary said...

Hi Tara,
We celebrated WDSD by celebrating Emma Grace's birthday. What fun we had.
Hope you and yours had a good one too.