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Friday, March 21, 2014

World Down Syndrome Day 2014

Today, March 21 2014, is World Down Syndrome Day, and I feel obligated to produce a nice meaningful blog post.  To be honest, my posting record since finding out about this observance has been somewhat abysmal: in 2013 I missed it completely, and in 2012 I just talked all about the Reece's Rainbow child I had then, "Rheann" in R*ssia.

Anyway...here I go, diving in in an attempt to produce something meaningful.  This post will probably evolve as I write it, because currently I have no idea what I am going to say.

At the risk of sounding trite, idealistic, or just plain ignorant, I will share that one of my life goals is to adopt and raise a child with Down Syndrome.  I don't know why; I just feel drawn to helping children with special needs, and Down Syndrome in particular.

I'm going to cheat on producing something meaningful myself and just share the link to a tear-jerking video, a reminder of what is possible for a child with Down Syndrome to achieve.  This video will also remind you that even if a child with Down Syndrome never achieves much by the standards of the world, he/she is still precious and important.

Here is the link:


And, as promised yesterday, I close with the other picture of my "Jacob" (who happens to have Down Syndrome, so ties in nicely with the theme of the day!)

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I am a bipolar, Jewish young adult (had my Hebrew birthday, the one I count, and turned 23 this past January) who also suffers from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. I love life and I live for my best friends: they are my purpose and my reason for trying so hard. I remain passionately devoted to those I love; I will not let my disorders make me totally self-centered. I like to read, write, and sew. My Rabbinical school plans did not work out, and I am now hoping to go into the field of Early Childhood Education. Please note: I am currently maintaining only Carried in His Hands. Enjoy!