“Every child, every person needs to know that they are a source of joy; every child, every person, needs to be celebrated. Only when all of our weaknesses are accepted as part of our humanity can our negative, broken self-images be transformed.”
Each year on March 21 the world celebrates the lives of those who carry an extra 21st chromosome. I'm inviting you to celebrate Ace and all the children and adults in this world living with Down syndrome who deserve to know they are loved, wanted, and have something important to contribute.
On Monday I'll be wearing my #Aceface is my friend shirt. I'd love for you to join me!
If you don't have one yet, you can still purchase! (There are so many styles and sizes to choose from...kids sizes too!) You may not receive it in time for World Down Syndrome Day, but all proceeds from #Aceface tees will go to Ruby’s Rainbow, one of my new favorite charities that provides scholarships to help young people with DS achieve higher education and attend college. Ruby's Rainbow is also challenging us to take their 3/21 pledge. Give $21 to Ruby's Rainbow and then challenge three of your friends to do the same.
And then spend a moment with this beautiful video in honor of World Down Syndrome Day. So grateful you're with me and Ace in this journey, friends.
You can order your shirts here!