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WDSD 2020 in the Community

Seeing as we were all told to social distance for WDSD, we all had to celebrate from our homes. Thank goodness for social media and the ability to connect that way.  Thank you so much to those of you who rocked your socks and posted a pic tagging us and using the hashtag #chfwdsd I will share just a few pics here to show that community support means the world to us! We can't change the narrative and the negative stigma around Down syndrome or disability alone. WE NEED YOU! We need you to educate, share, support, and acknowledge the abilities of ALL people in our world. Thank you even bigger to those of you who shared facts, listened to...

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Capaz WDSD Meet & Greet

Had a blast at Capaz Cafe for their open house in honour of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). WDSD is actually on March 21st every year. We celebrate on the 21st day of the 3rd month to honour the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome that leads to Down syndrome. However, we thought we would get into the spirit early this year.  *above photo curtesy of Snapd Capaz Cafe is a new business that just recently opened at the end of 2019. It is run by the loveliest of them all, Lucy. Her vision for this cafe is to empower people with disabilities by highlighting their capabilities, and showing our community that all people have value, and the desire to work....

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Hazel is 8!

This child. This child that sparked a light in me, turned 8 this week. When she was born we knew that our life would be full of greatness. Don't get me wrong, it is NOT without its challenges, but greatness indeed follows. It was also not without fear. But from the deepest of fear and despair, courage and joy can emerge. Now I fear that WITHOUT this child, we would have never learned this hard, but beautiful truth about life. This child who taught how to love much deeper than we could have previously understood. This child who has shown us that we aren't all made the same, but we are created equal. This child who has introduced us to...

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