Thursday, March 21, 2013

Who I Am

Today is World Down Syndrome Day in honor of raising awareness of Down Syndrome and those individuals who are blessed with three copies of the twenty-first chromosome.  My amazing son Gavin, is a precious, amazing baby boy who happens to have Down Syndrome, and prior to his diagnosis we knew very little about it.  But guess what?  It's not nearly as bad or as scary as most people think.  Ninety percent of pregnancies with a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome are terminated.  Hopefully, we can help change that statistic by raising awareness of Down Syndrome and show how amazing these kids and adults are!  I also hope that through raising awareness, that the path continues to open and grow for our kids to thrive in mainstream classrooms, sports teams, drama clubs, etc.  A common theme for Down Syndrome is "Who I Am" thank you for sharing in our story, in our journey and in our miracle.

I am Heaven sent
I am a son

I am a little brother
I am a grandson 
I am a great-grandson 
I am a miracle 
I am a fighter 
I am a gift
I am independent 

I am an inspiration
I am Gavin


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