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People share one thing they want people to know on World Down Syndrome Day.


What’s One Thing You Want People to Know on World Down Syndrome Day?

“That it’s OK to be different.”

“You don’t need to feel sorry for me because I have a newborn baby with Down syndrome. You need to feel sorry for me because I’m almost out of coffee.”

“Even though he can’t talk he still communicates through love so well. He’s my best friend.

“I’m cuter, I have 3 chromosomes.”

“Just because someone is different because they have Down syndrome doesn’t mean you should disrespect them. You should respect them, like my sister here.”

“Having Down syndrome has given me purpose. I have a pretty full life.”

“Having Down syndrome doesn’t mean someone’s not smart or strong or talented.”

“I am happy, strong and smart and strong and beautiful.”

“Down syndrome isn’t scary and as a mom I love to talk about my son, so just ask. Asking is educating.”

“For Down Syndrome Day, be confident, have peace and have fun.”

Originally published: March 21, 2018
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