World Down Syndrome Day – by Paige and Lindsey

Lindsey and Paige, two self-advocates who volunteer at the DSAGSL office weighed in on all things World Down Syndrome Day for our blog.

1. How do you celebrate World Down Syndrome Day?

Lindsey: I plan to hangout with my friends at a bowling event.

Paige: I donated my art work to St. Louis Children’s Hospital as a random act of kindness, and I plan to hang out with friends.

2. What does the day mean to you?

Lindsey: It means helping others like I do at the Down Syndrome Association office to celebrate the day.

Paige: I feel it is a day to create awareness for people with Down syndrome.

3. Why should everyone celebrate World Down Syndrome Day?

Lindsey: It shows kindness and helping each other to our community.

Paige: To me, it is really fun to help others.

4. What are your plans to celebrate for this year?

Lindsey: Encourage others by sharing stories and events. I hope to inspire others to do activities, too!

Paige: My plan is to gain more information on how to help others!