Friday, 21 March 2014
Get A Sock Out-It's World Down Syndrome Day
Today is World Down Syndrome Day (21 March 2014) and the Down Syndrome International Association has asked people to wear lots of socks. The point being that displaying unusual apparel will elicit conversation from people along the lines of, "Why are you wearing so many socks?" In reply, one is then given the opportunity to speak about Down Syndrome, thereby raising awareness of it.
I have a niece who has Down Syndrome (DS). She is 12 years old and is a delight. I have no idea what she would have been like if she had not been born with DS but it does not matter one bit because one just accepts people as they are. Disabled people have been given a rough ride recently what with having to bear the brunt of a lot of the austerity cuts and with disability hate crime on the rise so let's say a prayer to make their world a better place.
P/S. Isn't that baby a really cutie?