It’s almost October, and for those who don’t know, it will soon be Down Syndrome Awareness month. I’m pretty sure I don’t need to explain why it’s so important to me. I just hope that you, my readers…friends, think it’s just as important.
Last year, the family participated in the Down Syndrome Information Alliance Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk, and it was a blast! It was emotional. It made me happy.
I often say how much I loved living in Hawaii, because I was surrounded by people who looked like me. It was the first time in my life that I was around a large group of people who didn’t question or ask about my “ethnic” background, because a lot of us are Hapa people!
But this walk, it was special. Because it brought together a large group of people that I rarely get to see. Eyes that were somewhat similar, but different than Lillian’s. I was surrounded by families who knew my personal struggles, pure joy and happiness. We were surrounded by people who didn’t question, look or stare. She was surrounded by her peers who have or will go through similar life experiences.
It was a day we all were able to show our support and share to the world our unconditional love.
So, I’ll leave it at that..no pressure or guilt. If you want to help donate in Lillian’s Honor, I would be forever grateful. If you can’t, but are willing to share your support and love for Lillian by leaving a comment, I will still be forever grateful.
for the October 17, Step up for Down Syndrome Awareness Walk