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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Down Syndrome Awareness Month (31 for 21:2)

These first few days of October will be a bit scattered on the blog.  I'm one of the organizers for the Rio Grande Valley Down Syndrome Association's FIRST EVER Step Up for Down Syndrome! Awareness Walk.

I'm going a little bit crazy!

But it's been awesome to see how the community is coming together for this walk!  We have had lots of sponsors sign on, and the City issued a proclamation today - proclaiming that October 5th is Step Up for Down Syndrome Day in Edinburg, TX.  The other highlight for today was deliveries!  Our fact posters arrived, and they look amazing.  The RGVDSA wristbands got here, too.  And the ribbons for the end of the Walk.  It was fun to answer the door today.

Tomorrow, I have T-shirts to deliver and lots of bottled water to buy.

I feel like I should share a story or something for 31 for 21 instead of just talking about my to do list.

One recent highlight in our local Down syndrome community was that one of our teen boys scored a 70 yard touchdown in his middle school football game.  He's a great kid, and the school held a pep rally for the team, then gave him the game ball.

So, today's fact: kids with Down syndrome can play football.  If they want to.  And if their parents say it's OK.  And they can score.

Woo hoo!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, football. Am I allowed to hope that neither of my boys has any interest in it? Good luck with everything going smoothly for the walk. Our community's is this Saturday, too--but I'm happily just walking and watching since it's our first time out. :)