Never underestimate the power of kindness, its’ always around the corner.
World Down syndrome Awareness Day is March 21st, and this is the day that we come together to celebrate people with Down syndrome, their abilities and their accomplishments. We do this by wearing our wildest and funkiest socks by showing that it’s ok to be different.
We were honoured to be part of this day in so many ways, not just because Andrew was born with Down syndrome….that’s a given, but because so many of you joined us around the world and in our communities. Andrew and I were invited to speak and share our journey at many schools this year. Andrew talked about his dreams, goals and achievements. He also shared that just because he was born with Down syndrome that it doesn’t stop him from living a wonderful life.
Talbot Trail Elementary was one of the many amazing schools that we spoke with, and just recently Andrew was honoured to receive a wonderful donation from their March 21st, WDSD celebration. Students held a Toonie Drive and rocked their socks in support.
Thank you for all of your wonderful support, enthusiasm and love. Your kindness will support many of Andrews not for profit programs within our community for people with intellectual disabilities.
~ With Love
Shown here are Kathy Henry’s grade 5 students presenting Andrew wth a donation, Birthday cards and so much love.