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How Do You See Me?

“World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on March 21. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.
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“Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, being universally present across racial, gender or socio-economic lines, and affecting approximately 1 in 800 live births, although there is considerable variation worldwide. Down syndrome usually causes varying degrees of intellectual and physical disability and associated medical issues.”  -Taken from World Down Syndrome website
The poetic lines below were taken from a recent PSA to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.  See article here.  

“This is how I see myself.

I see myself as a daughter, a sister, and a best friend.

As a person you can rely on.

I see myself meeting someone that I can share my life with.

I see myself singing, dancing and laughing until I cannot breathe, and also crying sometimes.

I see myself following my dreams even if they are impossible, especially because they are impossible.

I see myself as an ordinary person with an important meaningful, beautiful life.

This is how I see myself.     How do you see me?”

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