Down Syndrome Everywhere
Down Syndrome, U.S.

Down Syndrome Everywhere: The Oakland Encounter

He saw my son and couldn’t stop himself from running over to me to tell me how lucky I was to have a baby with Down syndrome. He told me how this boy would change my life...

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Down Syndrome

There’s Still a Lot of Work to Do

Sometimes when I’m working on my Down syndrome stories I start to believe that the world has changed more than it actually has. Some moments remind me that my life is just my own personal perception, and that we each have our own. Perception: a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something When I’m researching,… Continue reading There’s Still a Lot of Work to Do

Revolution of the Heart
Down Syndrome

Magic: When Your Heart is Your Guide

He was sitting at the table by the window. When I approached, he took my hands in his, and the room disappeared. There was only he and I. His eyes were shining like diamonds, and I lost all sense of time and place, as I was drawn deeper and deeper into his full-faced smile. I… Continue reading Magic: When Your Heart is Your Guide

Down Syndrome Wrestler
Down Syndrome, U.S.

For Everyone Who Worries About the Next Generation

After hearing this story about a young man in Massachusetts, all I can say is, don't buy into what you hear about Millennials (or any other demographic group for that matter). Time magazine called Millennials "lazy, entitled, self-obsessed narcissists", and this sentiment seems to be pervasive. It's not fair. I'm a Baby-Boomer and I know… Continue reading For Everyone Who Worries About the Next Generation

Africa, Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Rwanda: The “Cuddle Index”

The African country of Rwanda has charged into my awareness these past few weeks.  A good friend, and a good man who is a warrior in the #RevolutionoftheHeart, is in Rwanda, consulting on the building of a new hospital and teaching center. The company he is working with is Partners in Health, whose approach is… Continue reading Down Syndrome Rwanda: The “Cuddle Index”

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Down Syndrome, Special Olympics

Around the World in Seven Days

Attending the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles was a great way to begin the journey around the world for Down Syndrome Everywhere! In seven days, I saw Down Syndrome people from at least one hundred countries. I talked to some, took pictures with others, smiled conspiratorially with those who had that mischief in… Continue reading Around the World in Seven Days