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So happy to celebrate this day and these amazing people. And celebrating their long lifespans. Enjoy the day. So glad this has been brought to my attention.

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Happy Down Syndrome Day Dr Bridle. I was a Direct Support Professional (DSP) for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for 6 years (2014 through 2020). It was the most fulfilling employment I've ever had. I've never smiled so much in my life : )

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Love the t-shirt!

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We had a family friend who's daughter had that extra love chromosome. She was awesome. I recall being a bit intimidated by her when I was very young because she was a bit older than me, but she had such an aura that I quickly found myself wanting to play with her whenever she came over. And, my cousin, also with Down Syndrome, was born on my birthday which I always thought was cool.

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What IS it that these special people have? When you are around them, the effect on your mood and your thinking is totally changed...you can have had the worst day in the world, but they bring us lightness of heart...

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What they have is innocence, what they lack is guile.

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Perfect explanation.

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Aww this is incredibly beautiful!! I wish I was in Ontario as I would attend whatever celebration was open invite. Enjoy your day and evening festivities! 🥳🎊🎉

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My youngest daughter has Down Syndrome. She is a valuable part of our family as her presence has enriched us in so many ways. She takes part in a day program in our community and has 2 jobs and many volunteer placements. She loves music and dance. She is also on the Autism Spectrum (a result of a childhood vaccine injury). She is greatly loved. It is so good to see the many stories of individuals with down syndrome who thrive in our world today. Blessings to all!

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“She is also on the Autism Spectrum (a result of a childhood vaccine injury).”

I believe you. And she must be doubly loved. And very special. Happy day!!

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Beautifully written!!. One of my best friends has an elongated chromosome. Love her to the moon and back!

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Beautiful. Your comment made me cry and realize how little the rest of us know: "the ability to accept people for who they are, with no judgement, and with lots of love and hugs. This is because he has an extra chromosome in his cells; the ‘love chromosome’." Thank you for this, Dr. Bridle.

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Happy World Down Syndrome day to you and your son! These lovely people have blessed me on more than one occasion, though I note with great sadness that even since my childhood in the 80s they are seen less and less. This is an actual genocide silently going on in our midst. God bless you for loving and accepting your son.

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And that is the saddest part.

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There is a northern country, Iceland I believe that has zero Down's Syndrome citizens. I think they were outlawed and dealt with before they are born.

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Yes, they weren't outlawed but almost every mother chooses to abort if she is told the child will have Down's. Very sad.

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Thank you for letting us (me) know about this day! Two families at our small parish church have children with Down syndrome and these kids are so sweet, loving, and helpful. And, yes, they are unconditionally accepting of others. Please give your sweet son a tight hug from my husband and me!

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My uncle Had trisomy 21. Best person ever.

God bless your son, Dr. Bridle, and you and your family. The world needs many more people of his loving nature.

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So proud of your work for another reason. Thanks Dr. Bridle.

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Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful story. ❤️

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Thank you for that.

Edwin

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Que a Luz 💫✨✨✨ Divina nunca os abandone 🫂

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Mar 21, 2023·edited Mar 22, 2023

They have what I call a God given gift to sense whether one they encounter is hurting and in need of extra love. I’ve experienced this with a dear friend’s son. I was crying on the inside over the declining health of my parents, and the young man felt it and shared God’s love in the comfort of a hug. I had NOT spoken a word, but he knew it. It was beautiful and so comforting. I experienced a touch of heaven here on earth through this young man’s gift of love.

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Maybe that is it!!!

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