World Down’s Syndrome Day 2017

World Down’s Syndrome Day 2017

March 22, 2017 1 Comment

Hi!

My name is Kim, and my husband Lee and I have two children, Lily aged 7 and Noah who is 5 years old.  My son Noah happens to have an extra special chromosome!

Kim's Family

World Down’s Syndrome Day

21st March each year, we celebrate World Down’s Syndrome Day – WDSD by wearing mismatched brightly coloured socks!

 Mismatched socks

We celebrate today because 21st March or 21/3 represents chromosomes.  A person with Down’s Syndrome has forty-seven chromosomes instead of the usual forty-six, they have an extra copy of chromosome 21 – Trisomy 21, more commonly known as Down’s Syndrome.

 Chromosomes

In the majority of cases, Down’s Syndrome is not an inherited condition.  Down’s Syndrome usually occurs because of a chance happening at the time of conception. 

The Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group organised their third annual Flashmob at Lemon Quays, Truro which took place on Saturday 18 March 2017.  Over 300 friends and family danced their hearts out to Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’.

All in the aid of spreading the word and awareness of down syndrome!

YouTube Video

 

Our aim is to spread awareness and to do this Disco Beads designed us an extra Special bracelet for us to wear with pride and to support the Charity!  If you would like one, email info@discobeads.com and The Fairies can help you out!

Disco Beads Downs Syndrome Charity Bracelets



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Toni Martin
Toni Martin

April 05, 2018

This is such a positive story, recently my nephew was born and diagnosed with Down syndrome and it just proves his parents will get through this and I feel that the disco beads company have designed a beautiful bracelet to represent Down syndrome awareness day.

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