3-21 is World Down Syndrome Day…..
HAPPY WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY!
Did you know that one in every 691 babies are born with the most common genetic condition known as Down Syndrome? That means that these kiddos have an extra copy of chromosome 21, and we want to celebrate that!
Eva, Ellie and Griffin want you to know a little more about them on this special day!
“Eva can brighten up even darkest of days. She brings great joy to her family and those around her and will bring a smile to anyone’s face. Although she may seem shy at first, she is a bit of a DIVA underneath the surface. You may even see her from time to time right here on the BabieKins Blog! Eva loves reading books, working on her artwork, singing, dressing up and dancing! She has been dancing at a local dance school for almost three years. Currently, Eva is in her second year of Pre-school at an inclusive school. She will move on to Kindergarten next year!”
” Ellie is brave, adventurous, kind-hearted, sweet & spunky. She brightens any room she enters with her warm smile and bold personality. She loves deeply and is always the first to ask, “Are you ok!?!” to anyone who is crying or looks upset. She knows no stranger. She works hard at everything she tries and succeeds beyond measure!
Ellie is inspiring and it is so fun to watch her learn, grow, and overcome. Ellie is currently rockin’ in her Kindergarten class and can bust a move to just about any beat she hears! She is smart, beautiful and loves to dance! She is so loved!”
Eva and Ellie met at their inclusive Pre-School last year where they started a very sweet friendship. Although they do not see each other in school now, there friendship doesn’t miss a beat.
Just the mention of the other’s name and their faces will light up!
“Griffin is compassionate and full of personality! He is a blessing and treasure to his family and brings joy to everyone one around him. Griffin loves books, music ( and making his own music) and loves everything Paw Patrol. He has a strong affection towards others and has one amazing smile! Griffin is very determined, has a great desire to be independent, and is also very charismatic! Griffin will soon start Pre-school. ”
“Nicholas is so friendly, and an amazing judge of character. He greets everyone and rarely meets a stranger. He loves to be social and enjoys being entertained at a great show or movie and loves to clap and cheer with the crowd! He has street smarts and is also quite opinionated!
He is loved by everyone he knows.”
For more information about Down Syndrome you can call or visits these great sites:
The National Down Syndrome Society // NDSS.ORG
The International Down Syndrome Coalition // theIDSC.org
GiGi’s Playhouse // gigisplayhouse.org
your Local (add city) Down Syndrome Network. Here is ours in Raleigh!