Down syndrome means 3 copies of the 21st chromosome. And so, 3/21 is the perfect day for World Down Syndrome Day. I started just before midnight last night, posting photos of Spencer to my Facebook fan page with the caption "I love someone with Down syndrome." I've posted nearly 30 photos so far and there are more scheduled to post all evening.
I have been amazed by the outpouring of love and support. Friends, families, fans and even strangers have been passing our posts along. My goal is/was to spread one message: babies with DS are loved - not a burden. Photos of Spencer are not sad or depressing or weird or freakish or whatever. Spencer is an adorable baby. His smile is absolutely contagious, even in still life. Here is the #1 most shared photo so far:
Please feel free to share this post or come on over to Momma Jorje on Facebook to pick out your own favorite. There were plenty of popular ones! I work toward awareness and acceptance on a daily basis.
Do you love Spencer? How could ya not?!