Every year starting February 1st, I do my best to come up with a post a day for an entire month.
I do this to share a little bit more about my parenting journey with Gelli.
I do this in the hopes that maybe some momma will search “Down Syndrome,” and find some honest words of comfort at a time when she needs it most.
I’ve been blogging now for a little more than four years. I’ve taken the personal commitment to write every day during the month of February for the past two years. I have been able to do this with the help of some of my friends. I have also asked my children to contribute posts here, so you can get an idea of how it feels for a sibling of someone with Down Syndrome to brave the world knowing their sibling has a little something extra that makes them extra special.
I do hope that you’ll follow my journey here through the month of February, so that perhaps, I can educate those who do not know much about Down Syndrome with facts rather than myths, and the more positive side to parenting a child with D.S. instead of what I remember hearing from the doctors when I was handed a diagnosis about all of the things my child wouldn’t be able to do.
I want to share Gelli’s triumphs.
And even in sharing her challenges, I hope that I can share them in a way where you can see the positive side to being gifted a child with an extra chromosome, and all the joy that extra chromosome brings to our family.
If you or someone you love has just welcomed a plucky lucky new baby with an extra chromosome into your lives, there is only one other thing you need to do other than love on that baby you have been given.
Contact The Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines Inc.
DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILS., INC. (DSAPI)
2nd Floor, 6372 Agrifina Building
Camia corner Meleguas Streets
Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City, 1211 (near Rockwell)
Contact Numbers: (63-2) 895-36-06 / Tel/Fax: (63-2) 895-96-42
Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dsapi/
Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00AM – 6:00PM
DSAPI – Davao Branch Office: 2nd Floor, Market Basket, Damosa, Davao City
Tel/Fax: (82) 305-71-92
DSAPI – Cebu Branch Office: 2nd Floor Cebu Holdings Center, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
Tel.: (32) 415-83-30 local 807