Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Month, day 17! We are celebrating by posting information about Down syndrome each day in October.during the 31 for 21 challenge. Feel free to share these posts to help spread awareness and acceptance.
The following article posted yesterday by Very Jane tells the story for Oakley a mom who received a postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome and is now a very vocal advocate for her son.
jane.com/blog/stronglikeyou-oakley-from-nothing-down-about-it/When Oakley found out her newborn son, Welles, had Down syndrome, she was overwhelmed by the news. She struggled for the first month, unsure how to raise a child with Down syndrome. But as her son grew, Oakley’s strength, positivity, and pure love for her son compelled her to become an advocate for him through her blog “Nothing Down About It.”
See more of Oakley and Welles' story and the the #StrongLikeYou campaign here: https://jane.com/…/stronglikeyou-oakley-from-nothing-down-a… or click on the photo below.
Down Syndrome Advocates in Action Nebraska, is a group for parents run by parents.