My Journal - Week 113 (23Oct11)
to Touch Lives Around the Globe...
October (And November here In Canada) is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. In honour of these wonderful kids, Grammarly, the premier grammar checker on the web, has partnered with WideAwake.org to support the Yamini Foundation that assists children with Down syndrome in India. I am joining their efforts by sharing my story of hope.
Many of you know I have authored several books and stories. One personally written short story is about my own view on how our lives are touched and changed by Down syndrome. Originally I was inspired by Emily Pearl Kingsly's "Welcome To Holland" to write my own piece, but in all honestly my own experience in having a son with Down syndrome coupled with my very own feelings about Down syndrome truly allowed me to produce "Welcome to Our House - An Analogy". I published "Welcome to Our House - An Analogy" as a new copyrighted short story, placed it directly into two of my more recently published books and was also lucky enough to have it published as a two page spread in a popular family periodical called "Exceptional Families" magazine.
Please feel free to print this (use PDF below) or pass this on to others.
My Analogy serves as a home page for this very blog and is also available for PDF download in my heart-felt resource website called www.WelcomeToOurHouse-Ds.com
Grammarly grammar checker the best resource for English Grammar Rules will provide $25 to support the Yamini Foundation via www.wideawake.org
I hope this story serves to remind us how change can enrich our lives.