Friday, March 21, 2014

World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day- 3/21, in honor of the 3 replications of the 21st chromosome. 

The idea of today is to educate people about Down Syndrome. In my six and a half years of active learning about Down Syndrome and its impact on my life and others, there are a few truths I’ve come to: 
  • We can never truly know a person’s gifts and challenges at any one point in their life. 
  • Labels and diagnoses may help guide us, but they never offer the full and complete picture of any of our loved ones. 
  • There is never just one path, or just one answer. 
  • There is such relief, after such struggle, when we learn the above. 

-Ellen Lonnquist, MS, LMFT

1 comment:

  1. very touching and inspiring . Thanks Ellen for sharing this