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Getting the world ready for my sister.

By on 21st March 2018
World Down’s Syndrome Day 2018 - my sister - the sussex girl

My younger sister started her first job a few weeks ago. She’s working in a café one day a week around her college course which is three days a week. We were texting just the other day about one of her college projects, she was putting together a presentation about London and had picked out […]

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But Think About the Siblings. (Don’t Pity Us)

By on 4th October 2016
Aunty Alice - sibling with Down's Syndrome - NIPT Testing

I remember it vividly. Dad gathered the three of us together in the dining room of our family home shortly after the excitement of our new baby sister arriving.  His arms enveloping all three of us, he was clearly emotional. ‘What’s wrong Daddy?’ ‘The baby has something called Down’s Syndrome’. ‘Is she poorly?’ ‘No, we […]

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Testing for Down’s Syndrome – learning to embrace difference.

By on 14th September 2016
Don't Screen Us Out campaign protest Westminster

(Featured Image credit: Don’t Screen Us Out campaign – http://dontscreenusout.org/) Imagine being told that you weren’t good enough because of a certain characteristic or physical feature.  Your parents being told not to expect much, having to battle to get you an equal education, having to fight to get you access to the same extracurricular opportunities, […]

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Who do you see? World Down’s Syndrome Day 2016

By on 24th March 2016
Strength lies in differences not in similarities

A video has been doing the rounds on social media that shows a woman loving life – enjoying being a sister, a daughter, a friend. Achieving her dreams, challenging herself and learning new skills. It’s a video that demonstrates hope and love in life.  Narrated all the way through, it isn’t until the end that […]

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