Posted by: Susan | October 1, 2013

31 for 21 Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October 1st is the official start of Down Syndrome Awareness Month.  So what’s up with the theme “31 for 21”?  DS is caused by an extra chromosome on the 21st pair.  That’s it, just one little chromosome that puts out “extra matter”.  So in honor of this special month I hope to post “31” blogs for “21”…Down Syndrome

Every day here is Down Syndrome awareness day living with April, Jake and Sam but the thing is our day is very normal.  I bet it looks a lot like your day if you still have kids at home.  This week is Homecoming Week.  Sam is the only one still in high school so we are busy planning for the big dance.  As alumni of Sycamore High School, Jake and April will be part of the festivities too by watching the parade and attending the football game.  At half-time Sam will sing with his school choir during the half-time performance.


Take away for today…..our family is really pretty much the same as yours.  We want for our children what you want for yours…acceptance and love.  For us it’s not about the “extra matter” but that they matter just like everyone else.


  1. They do matter! And I love them and I love that you are doing this!

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