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Saturday, October 1, 2011

31 for 21... am I really doing this again?

Yes, October is here again.  I've been a VERY inconsistent blogger this year, so I plan to make up for that with the annual 31 for 21 blog challenge.

New here?  Wondering what that is?  Well, October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month (yes I'm aware that it's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but thankfully that hasn't impacted my life as much as the other).  There are 31 days in October (hence the 31).  An individual with Down syndrome has 3 copies of the 21st chromosome (hence the 21).  The challenge is to blog every day for the month of October.  The primary purpose is to educate, inform, and advocate.

So... what do you want to know about Down syndrome?  About Micah?  Maybe one of the following issues makes you think of some questions: medical issues, cognitive development, research, inclusion, government funding, prenatal testing, long-term concerns, siblings, etc.  Pick something and ask away.

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