World Down Syndrome Day is March 21 of every year. The date, 3/21, represents Trisomy 21, the technical name of Down Syndrome, meaning 3 copies of the 21st chromosome.
This Tuesday will be our first WDSD with the Warrior Princess. We don’t have any big plans for joining any events. Even though New York City is technically close to me (20 minutes) it can be a costly nightmare driving in some days, not to mention finding parking. Also, homegirl is only 3.5 months old. I’m not down to have her on public transportation in this blizzard any moment weather. So while there are WDSD events taking place in NYC, we haven’t been able to find events more local to us here in northern New Jersey. (Maybe I haven’t quite figured out where and how to look for events specific to DS in NJ #StillLearning)
I’m wondering what we will do in the future and how we’ll help her celebrate her extra chrom’ along with everyone else in the world.
This year we will be wearing crazy socks (mismatched pairs) which encourages people to ask you about your socks and you in turn can tell them about WDSD. I’ll be donating to 3/21 Pledge
3/21 Pledge is a program developed by Ruby’s Rainbow, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of adults with Down syndrome by helping them achieve their dreams of higher education.