Tuesday, March 22, 2011

In the News

Members of the DSA of South Georgia recently met with a reporter from WCTV to talk about our experiences with Down Syndrome and our organization. Check it out and pass it on!

World Down Syndrome Day

Monday, March 21, 2011

World Down Syndrome Celebration Pictures

As part of our outreach for the DSA of South Georgia, we celebrated World Down Syndrome Day a little early. On March 19th, local families came together all because we share one common thread...we love someone with an extra chromosome.
The pictures from that celebration are now available.

I am coping the post from my own blog over at http://www.crazybeautifullove.com/. Enjoy!

This past weekend, I was honored to get together with other families in our first event for the Down Syndrome Association of South Georgia. I shared pictures a few days ago from that event in the post: Just the Beginning. Well today, I honor my Eslea and all those like her that ROCK an extra chromosome by sharing with you the rest of the pictures from our World Down Syndrome Day celebration.

Sit back and relax because the day was beautiful and so are the (oh so very many) pictures.

The beauty of having designer genes....

The siblings....

Love. Love. Love.

All the food...
and fun...

Somehow after all that, we still had time to release balloons in honor of everyone with Down Syndrome...

It was an incredible day.
If you're still here, thank you for taking the time to see what amazing lives our families have all because we are blessed with someone with an extra chromosome.

Until next time!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

World Down syndrome celebration a success!

Greetings to all!

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came out to McKey Park yesterday (3/19) to help celebrate World Down syndrome day.  We celebrated the joy of the extra 21st chromosome!  World Down syndrome day is actually recognized on 3/21, but Saturdays are a better day for most people, so we celebrated 2 days early!

For those who do not know, 3/21 was picked because those who have a diagnosis of Down syndrome have 3 copies of the 21st chromosome.  World Down syndrome day was established to show that those who have Down syndrome are vital and important parts of society, that their lives matter and make a difference.  All over the world, people will honor and help to promote acceptance and understanding of those with Down syndrome.  I was honored to be a part of this yesterday. 

Thank you to those families who helped donate to the lunch and your time in helping to reach out to others in our community.  Down syndrome was represented in the age ranges of 2 months-37 years of age.  It was a beautiful afternoon in South Georgia with clear, blue skies and perfect temperatures in the high 70's/low 80's.  The kids enjoyed playing at the park, while the adults enjoyed making new friendships and sharing stories.  We ended our outing with a balloon release to honor our children and all those with Down syndrome. 

This was the first official outing of the DSA of South Ga and again I say thank you to those who came out and supported the group.   I look forward to meeting all of you again in the future.  As we continue to grow, please let us know how we can be of any service to you.  Pictures to follow soon.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Help Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day 2011 is on March 21st.
If you love someone with an extra special chromosome, please join us for a celebration.

When: Saturday March 19
When: 11-1
Where: McKey Park (side near restrooms)
Who is invited:
Family, friends and supporters of those with Down Syndrome.