My daughter Ella loves a party. She has never met a stranger and she is the best dancer that I have ever seen. She also has an extra copy on her 23rd chromosome (TRISOMY 21. 3-21), more commonly known as Down syndrome.
The world calls this having a disability. At the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, we call it having a different-ability.
This Monday, March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day and I would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the differences that make us all the same, the different abilities that children like Ella have to offer the world, and the spirit of inclusion that our beautiful hostess city has shown these individuals.
Please help us to celebrate this World Down Syndrome Day by:
- Wearing two mismatched socks and explaining to anyone that notices that it is the differences that make us all the same.
- Posting a picture of your socks to your Facebook page. Tag the photo using #LDSSGA #differentabilities #WorldDownSyndromeDay. You can also post your photo to the LDSS Facebook page!
- Challenging two friends to join in on the fun.
Simple, small steps in our community can change the world.
- Joe Marchese, Immediate Past President LDSS
We rely on individual donations from people like you to sponsor the events we hold throughout the year, such as the annual Night of Champions and the Buddy Walk at Forsyth Park. In recognition of World Down Syndrome Day, we are also collecting $2 donations, and we are grateful for any donation large or small.