I’m sure you’ve seen at least a few posts from all over the world as we gear up together to celebrate 3:21. I recently saw this video shared with our Facebook group Buddy Talk and thought I would share it with all of you. It made me cry! I hope as you watched that you were able to maybe place yourself inside my shoes and the shoes of moms like me out there as we’ve all had a similar thought at one time. Maybe by watching it would help you be able to share an encouraging word with a friend or loved one who is given the diagnosis that their expected baby has Down syndrome.
World Down Syndrome Day is a way that people across the globe unite to bring positive awareness to a genetic condition that affects 1 in every 691 births world wide. Every year 6,000 babies are born with DS in the USA alone. Amazing to think that the US is blessed with 6,000 of the happiest people on the face of the earth! Wow!!!
If you are in the area and want to help bring positive DS awareness and help support a good cause, I would love for you to join us on on Tuesday, March 18, at the Jacksonville, Arkansas, Chili’s restaurant for a fundraiser from 4-10 p.m. Print this flyer and bring it with you to present to your server so that 10 percent of your total ticket will be donated to the Arkansas Down Syndrome Association and Central Arkansas Buddy Talk.
We are also doing a balloon release on Friday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Big Dam Bridge (N. Little Rock side). We will be selling blue and yellow helium balloons for $1/each as another small fundraiser for Central Arkansas Buddy Talk to help fund future DS events in our area. Hoping for a GREAT turnout this year so come out and show your support if you can!
“More alike than different!”