Wednesday, January 18, 2012

DS Awareness.

Have any of you checked out the Want More Fabulous? section to the right of this blog? (If you're reading in Google Reader you're going to want to click the title and go to the actual blog.) If you need some inspiration, or just more Fabulous in your life, please check out any (or all!) of these chicks. They all bring something different to the table, and I highly recommend reading from the beginning on all of them - that's how I roll, I can't start a blog in the middle. I need the history!

About a year ago I started following Enjoying The Small Things. I don't remember how I stumbled upon Kelle's blog, but I'm so glad I did. I started with this entry because that's what she said to do, under Start Here If You're New. I will be completely honest and say that I have zero experience with Down Syndrome, but now that I follow the lives of this family, it has really opened my eyes to the struggles families with DS deal with - but also how normal their lives are. 

Last year for Nella's first birthday, Kelle did a fundraiser with a goal of $15,000 to donate to DS Awareness. Guess what? She (and her readers) raised over $150,000! So this year they're doing it again for Nella's second birthday - this time with a goal of $200,000.

She posted this video today, and I wanted to share it with you guys:

As of right now, they are $27,682 away from their goal. Think you can skip out on a latte for a day or two, or that new magazine that just came out, and donate? That's what I'm going to do.


  1. OMG. When the little boy kissed his brother and said "My brother is perfect!" I almost loosssttt itttt.