Wednesday, March 21, 2007

World Down syndrome Day

Today’s date, 3/21, is significant because people with Down syndrome have 3 genes on the 21st chromosome. For this reason, Down syndrome is also referred to as Trisomy-21.

My friend, Jennifer at Pinwheels has a wonderful write-up about today in which she celebrates Down syndrome and thought I would join in on the celebration.

We are heading to New York City this evening for an event at Barnes & Noble. Here is a link to other events that are planned through out the world.

3 Things I am grateful for: My family, My Blessings, Diversity

2 Things that inspire me: Kindness of others, Diversity in life, music, art, photography & thoughts

1 Thing I wish everyone knew: That living life with a child with Down syndrome is an amazing and magical journey.

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

Just stopping by to wish you a happy World Down Syndrome Day!

3:21

jennifer said...

Hooray! Have a terrific day! And a fun time in NYC, wish I could join you!

Michelle said...

Happy WDSD..enjoy the fun in NYC!

Jessica said...

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!! If we weren't flying to Chicago, we would be in NYC for the book signing too, we only live 1 1/2 from NYC!

Anonymous said...

What a great day Tara! It's Emma's birthday too. Hope you had fun at B&N. Too much going on here for us to make it there. My Love to you and yours!
Mary

~Melissa~ said...

Happy WDSD. Hope B&N was fun!

Miranda said...

Have a great time in NYC.

Leticia said...

I was thinking of going to B&N, but decided against it. I could have met you. We are trying to organize a Down Syndrome Film Festival on Long Island with the film I went to the premiere of in Hollywood, "Mr. Blue Sky" and "My Brother" about Vanessa Williams' brother. Maybe you and Jessica could come if we get it off the ground. Check my blogs for updates.