Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Powerful Video Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

On March 21st, people all over the world will join together to celebrate the 9th annual World Down Syndrome Day. Activities and events will take place to raise awareness about Down Syndrome and the accomplishments and contributions that individuals with Down Syndrome make within their schools, families and communities. This year's theme is the right to happiness and well-being for people with Down Syndrome.

I happened across this video ad by Saatchi & Saatchi Italy that reflects this message beautifully. The ad came about after an expectant mother sent an email to Coordown, an Italian organization for people with Down Syndrome. This mother had just learned that her unborn son had the genetic condition and she wondered, "What kind of life will my child have?"  This video featuring 15 young people with Down Syndrome provides a powerful answer. 

How will you be celebrating World Down Syndrome Day?  We'd love to hear from you!

Sarah is blessed to have a sweet little cousin who demonstrates just how much joy a person with Down Syndrome can bring to a family.

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