As most of you may already know, Down Syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, exists in all regions across the globe and commonly results in variable effects on learning styles, physical characteristics or health.
Adequate access to health care, to early intervention programmes and to inclusive education, as well as appropriate research, are vital to the growth and development of the individual.
21st March has been declared as the World Down Syndrome Day and in helping to create awareness on this day, Makchic is proud to help launch this heartwarming video by the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation – National Centre‘s Parents Support Group.
By the KDSF-NC PSG: “Humans typically have 23 pairs of chromosomes. We are 23 families representing the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation National Centre’s Parents Support Group (KDSF-NC PSG). We come from diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds but have one thing in common. We have children with Down syndrome who each have 22 matched pairs of chromosomes and a set of 3 for chromosome 21.
We were inspired to do this project by the heartwarming carpool karaoke video we loved that was created last year by “Designer Genes” (a Facebook group for parents who have a child with Down syndrome born in 2013 or 2014) in celebration of 2018’s World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD).
Through our own video that has been edited together by Julian Tan, one of the daddies in our group, we hope to show you that our families are just like yours. We are just normal parents with kids who love us and are just like any other kids, save their extra chromosome. We want you to know that this extra chromosome is not something to shy away from or fear. It is something to embrace, celebrate, take pride in and love. Just like all children, our children want the support and space to learn and grow.
We hope you will join us this WDSD 2019 to generate greater awareness and stand with a single voice to advocate for the rights and inclusion of those with Down syndrome.”
Please help to spread the love!