I am a Therapeutic Massage Practitioner, highly trained in Aromatherapy. I have studied Natural Nutrition and Iridiology. I threw my Naturopathic studies to the side in order to follow my other half to the USA. I gave birth to my beautiful girl In April 2009. She was born with Down Syndrome. I am know aplying all my knowledge to researching T21 and how to best help her naturally and holistically. What a journey!
During the first weeks after learning of my daughters diagnosis I spent hours on the internet searching for a modern image of Down Syndrome. I found it, and with it the hope, courage and calm that allowed me to keep dreaming for my baby. With this blog I hope to gather information about people with DS, their lives, epics and struggles. I hope to bring people closer to their hearts, warm them up about DS. There is so much misinformation, outdated research and prejudice. If you have something you think is worth for me to post here, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thanks. Have a great journey into Wonderland.
Dear all I have just found this British reality show. It is on the net and they encourage people to spread the word through their own blogs. It is hilarious. Four roommates, four of which have DS and one with Williams Syndrome. Here it is their first episode. Check it up! Also clicking on the circle should, if it works, take you to their page...
I am not sure I'll be able to make up for all the lost posts during my flu weeks. I'll try. And tonight I'll post something sweet, rather bitter-sweet. This ad has won some kind of price at Cannes Film Festival. My friend Sonia has sent it to me. I am afraid I do not know anything else about it. Well except that I, once again wrenched my heart out.
I, like most of us, have a bit of a complex relationship with, or rather towards Madonna. For me her posing for GAP kind of clarified things but this is way too much. Touches home too close I suppose. See what you think.
I am proud to present this dance school from Madrid, Spain. I have also found that the Boston Ballet has a program in collaboration with the Boston Children's Hospital but unfortunately their video can not be embedded. Have fun!
Dear Friends I am normally against the stereotyping of people with Down Syndrome, specially the angel kind. I believe it robs them of their most innate nature: human. I was however captivated by the power of this little piece. It was presented ; "This unforgettable and award-winning video from Iceland, conceived by and supervised by the musical group, Sigur Ros and the filmmaker, Agust Jacobsson, features the Perlan special-needs theatre group acting out a simple but beautiful play about the elements" Slow down, relax and enjoy
I first came across Lazy-D a couple of months ago. I thought he was great. Unfortunately his videos cannot be embedded, but I seriously recommend checking him out. For those of you new to Down Syndrome let me just say that the BUDDY WALK is an awareness and fund raising event that takes place around the end of September and all through October to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month. This event goes on not just in USA but I have heard of it taking place in Afganistan! Anyway this young man was performing at the BUDDY WALK NY. Enjoy.
I doubt that many of you would know that October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Well, now you know! I have decided to participate in something called "3 for 21", as in 3 chromosomes in pair 21. The intention is to post something everyday during this month. See if I can keep it up. Hope you like it.
I hunted this one a minute ago. I find it so encouraging, not only for people with DS but for anyone. How can you just not feel your heart opening and your spirit soar. I hope you feel the same way. Love Rosa