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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 06:57 AM
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I have to tell you about this great bumper sticker my friend
gave me. She has a precious little daughter with Down Syndrome who is the same age as my daughter. We hang out a lot together and the girls play together. I also volunteer in her little one's class a lot.

Anyway, long story short, she gave me a bumper sticker that reads

"My child has more chromosomes than your honor student"

Isn't that the best? I just love this woman. She totally embraces her whole child's being. She is amazing.
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Sugarbleus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-05 12:01 AM
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1. That brought chills and gentle tears of love to me....
Indeed, your friend is an amazing woman. I LOVE this story!

My husband has a special affection for down syndrome individuals. It's amazing. My hubby led a rather hectic lifestyle once upon a tiime. Quite the roughian. Today, with his own physical handicaps firmly in place, he has somehow slowed down enough to appreciate life. For him some of the sweetest life is found in the down syndrome children and adults he meets during his daily comings and goings.

There is a "skills center" nearby. It's a place that teaches and helps employ those people who are able to work. They ride the bus every morning along with my hubby. They are such fun and ALWAYS say EXACTLY what they are thinking/feeling...I adore that quality.

When I was a young single mother I had to supplement my income so I took a job as housekeeper and caregiver for an Adult household of Down Syndrome individuals. It was just so much fun, magical and enlightening too.

GREAT POST.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 02:53 AM
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2. I love it! Such a reversal of the usual form of snobbery.


It might make a few people think twice about the meaning of life. :7
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marcicj Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 04:24 PM
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3. We need more people like her
and more bumper stickers like that.
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peteykgirl Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 04:53 AM
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4. angels!
i know several down's angels,assorted ages. they are so unique, each different. even when they are "in fiesty mode" they are a trip!!wish more 'normal' people could be as "true" as they are.
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