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Days 4 and 5 of Down Syndrome Awareness! Reading books and Types of DS!

DS Awareness Day 4: When Evie was first born, I couldn’t even think about reading books to her amidst all the medical issues we were dealing with. But her daddy lovingly read books to her from her first week of life, and it has paid off. Evie loves books and has developed very strong opinions about which ones she wants to read. Yet another example of #dontlimitme and how Evie can do anything she sets about to do. #evietheextraordinary




DS Awareness Day #5: There are 3 types of Down Syndrome. There are three types of Down syndrome: trisomy 21 (nondisjunction) accounts for 95% of cases, translocation accounts for about 4%, and mosaicism accounts for about 1%. No matter what type, the preferred way to refer to a child is not as “the Down’s kid,” but by their name and mentioning that they happen to have Down Syndrome. Evie is that feisty little girl with the button nose and dimples, who has a passion for music and swinging. #evietheextraordinary



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