Today is 222, a special number to me as 2/22 is my birthday, so I wanted to highlight a special organization today. In keeping with my Toronto, Mississippi mission, today’s give is in honor of my aunt who was born with Down Syndrome, while I never got a chance to meet her, I still think about her and she was the reason why I directed Toronto, Mississippi. Today I called the organization where she was supposedly living at to find out information about her, but sadly they did not have anything they could share with me. It is possible she is no longer alive, but she will live on in my memory.
NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. It was founded in Chicago in 1961 by parents who chose to go against medical advice and raised their children with Down syndrome at home. Their pioneering efforts have made it easier for later generations of individuals with Down syndrome to be accepted by their families and communities, to develop their capabilities, and to work towards independence. Their mission is to ensure that all persons with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their potential in all aspects of community life. They offer information, support, and advocacy.
Amount Donated: $10
To support the National Association for Down Syndrome, please visit: http://www.nads.org