And you know what that means? No?
It means I’m going to talk about my favorite human on planet earth, my bubba, goober, partner in crime, and right hand woman, my big sister.
I guess I should start to explain why Down Syndrome Awareness Month exists. You know about Down Syndrome, right? Correct. I could go into statistics, talk about the extra chromosome 21, what you can expect health wise in a person with Down Syndrome…etc.
But here’s the issue. That-talking about all those things, just makes my sister Dani sound different from myself. And the complete and honest truth is, she is not.
Down Syndrome Awareness Month exists so hopefully someday, when it comes up in conversation that my sister has Down Syndrome, I don’t get met with responses of, “I’m sorry” or “That must be hard.” Because I don’t need you to be sorry. I’d be sorry if she didn’t have Down Syndrome, because she wouldn’t be Dani.
It’s so someday, my sister won’t be written off as any less capable, wonderful, or appreciated due to her awesome extra chromosome.
Down Syndrome Awareness Month doesn’t exist to further educate people on the differences. It exists to make people aware of the abilities and accomplishments of some of the greatest people on Earth.
And let me tell you, Dani’s accomplishments are not few in number.