Today is World Downs Syndrome Day (WDSD)! It’s a global celebration and you know I’m partial to a good old celebration (party). To show my support I am wearing an odd pair of brightly coloured socks (and they’re on display!).
Why different coloured socks you ask?
The idea behind this is that the socks symbolises chromosomes (due to their similar shapes) and people with Downs syndrome have an extra chromosome.
Over the years, working as an Audiologist, some of the most wonderful patients I have treated have been those with Downs syndrome. It is always a pleasure to see them; they have an uplifting energy, infectious smile and a fun aura. I take great pride in actively participating (even if it is by wearing fun, odd coloured socks) to help support and raise awareness of what Downs syndrome is? They deserve recognition. I feel priveledged to be a small part of such an important campaign.
How can you participate in WDSD?
There are so many ways you can take part today! Here are a couple of suggestions below;
- The simplest one. As per ‘the rock your socks campaign’, wear bright, odd paired, colourful socks, with the official WDSD logo on or without. Get your family and friends to participate. What a great cause and let’s have some fun with it ! Be sure to take pictures and if you have Instagram; #rockyoursocks. Check my Instagram @quirkykay.uk, I will post some pictures of our socks!
- Random Acts of Kindness, this can be anything from donating food and clothing to the less fortunate, to putting a smile on someones face. Kindness is infectious, it causes a ripple effect encouraging others to do the same. Love this!
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted (Aesop)
For more information on WDSD please click on the link below;
For my post on Wonder, a movie/book on a child with additional needs go here