abilities and achievements of those with Down syndrome.
New York, NY – October 1, 2010. This October, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) invites the country to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in recognition of the many achievements and abilities of people with Down syndrome.
Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring genetic condition, one in every 733 live births is a baby born with Down syndrome, and it is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. Advancements in education, research and advocacy have had a tremendous impact on the opportunities that individuals with Down syndrome have to live healthy and fulfilling lives. People with Down syndrome attend school, work, participate in decisions that affect them, and contribute to society in many wonderful ways.The above is part of a press release from the NDSS. I've stepped up on my soapbox before. As of late, I haven't felt the need to. For that, I thank you.
For those of you who haven't followed this blog for long, let me tell you the story of Caroline. It won't take too long.
|Caroline and her cardiologist, Dr. Jennings|
|Another photo with Dr. Jennings. And Smokies' GM, Brian Cox|
This is where I go all selfish dad-like. If you'd like to be a part of Caroline's team, please visit her pledge page.
To watch a video about Caroline's story (and ours), please click here (a YouTube video that can't be embedded because of music copyright issues).
|Caroline and Luke Sommer, pitcher in the Cubs organization|