I was introduced to the amazing world of Trisomy 21 on the 12th of September, 2004. That was the day our youngest son, Sean, was born and just a few days later we were told that he had Down syndrome. I had had limited involvement with the Down syndrome community up to that point and knew little of what it was or what it meant for the future of our son and our family. Those early days of fear and confusion were soon replaced with a sense of pride and commitment and the desire to do my best to ensure Sean would be able to lead a happy and healthy life. Fast forward more than 16 years and I am still filled with that sense of pride and commitment. Sean is happy, healthy and working hard to develop the skills he will need to succeed as an adult. Along the way we have met and worked alongside some amazing families and learned so much about the amazing abilities of individuals with Down syndrome. They often have to work harder and longer to achieve the things many of us take for granted. Reading and comprehension are often a struggle and that's why I am so excited about the CDSS National Literacy Program. I hope you will consider joining me in supporting such an important cause.
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