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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Inspirational Video of Young Woman with Down Syndrome

As many of you know I have been advocating for children with Down Syndrome who live in Easter Europe. The reason I feel so passionate about this is because these children are sent away to adult institutions to live out the remainder of their lives when they turn 4 years old. Some of the institutions are better than others, but for the most part, these children are considered throw aways. They are seen as burdens to their society with no real potential.

So in my effort to educate and raise awareness about these beautiful children, I stumbled across this interview. Now I do realize that not all children with Down Syndrome will turn out like this amazing young woman. My point is to show that there is so much potential there. So much that they have to give. So much that will be wasted if they are just locked away in an institution somewhere.

So when you think of these children, please stop and think of this video and ask yourself if you could be blessed by adding someone like this to your family.

1 comment:

Mamarazzi said...

beautiful. thanks for posting.