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Thursday, August 28, 2008

If you have 4 minutes

please watch this video. It was made by Clara Sigmon, a 13 yr old, about her brother David, who has Down syndrome. It's called "Difference is an Artist's Game" - it is very powerful and well-written/spoken. I'm impressed that she is in 8th grade!



and if you have a couple extra minutes will you consider voting for this American Express Members Project? Reece's Rainbow is in the running for a $1.5 million grant which would cover $20,000 grants for 100 children in overseas orphanages who are waiting for their forever family to adopt them. It only takes a few minutes to register as a guest (if you don't have an AmEx card) and vote.


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27 comments:

Wheelie Catholic said...

I just linked to this video from my blog. I put your blog in my google reader a few weeks ago, and just wanted to thank you for all the great posts you put up.

Becca said...

Michelle,

I just linked this video to my blog too. A may not have Down's Syndrome, but he, with his own handicaps is another of God's Picasso's. If this video makes it all around the internet, imagine how many hearts it can touch!

Thank you!

Sandra said...

That was beautiful Michelle!

Mom24 said...

I loved this post. It's just beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

chelle said...

Breathtaking!! Thanks for sharing!

Tara said...

Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Amy said...

That is by far the most profound statement I have heard about acceptance of difference.
xoxo
Amy

Anonymous said...

This was posted on the Down Syndrome Partnership Of Tarrant County message board today...I am so overwhelmingly impressed with the depth of your understanding of your brother with Down syndrome. I have a 2 year old son with Down syndrome and he is unique and beautiful in his own way, and now I can see him as a work of art as well! Your video brought tears to my eyes. You sound like a very amazing sister and person and a wonderful role model to everyone around you!!!! Thank you!!!!

Lisa Sharp
Fort Worth, Texas

the three amigos said...

That was absolutely beautiful! I watched it twice through! Thank you for sharing that with us, Michelle!

Michelle said...

Wow, that is very powerful. It's hard to believe that she's on 13! It brought tears to my eyes. I truly wish that everybody would view the world like that little girl does. Thank you so much for sharing that.




Don't feel bad about telling me it wasn't too bad flying with a baby. It was more me than him I think. I was so nervous about the whole thing that I made it worse for myself than it really was.

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

That was awesome! thanks for sharing it!

PEA said...

David's sister is very wise beyond her years...what a beautiful video she put together. Her words are from the heart and the love she has for her brother shines through. He's very lucky to have such a sister in his life!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful video this girl did about her brother. It is very touching.I had tears in my eyes.
love ya,
mimi

annie said...

Very beautiful.

Jaimie said...

Thank you for that Michelle :)

I've just put this video on my blog as well.

Jaimie (DownSyn lurker - shimmeringstars)

The Girls' Mommy said...

Wow. Amazing.

Jeanette said...

So beautiful!!!! I loved it!

Jill said...

I saw this last night and was so touched that I sent it to my girlfriend whose daughter has DS.

Unbelievable video!

Beck said...

INcredibly beautiful....

David said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

She is a very loving sister. I agree - very articulate, especially for her age.

Chris said...

Wow, that video is amazing. She really makes people think. Wise beyond her years.

Jann said...

What a wonderful testament. I am stunned that she is so aware at such a young age, but it truly moved me.

poppyandpeony said...

Thank you, what a wonderful tribute video.

That is wonderful re Reece's Rainbow, thanks for info re registering!

BlapherMJ said...

What an absolutely beautiful message. Thank you for sharing. I will be forwarding on to others.

Edie said...

Wow what an incredible video. Just a few hours ago my grandaughter was commenting on one of her eyes looking larger than the other (she has a mild lazy eye. I do too and I pointed it out to her and then we talked about how God loves to make "unique" in about everything. Our eyes are not the same size, our legs are not the same length, and she said "no two snoflakes are alike." It just really struck me how much attention He gives to each individual aspect of His creation. No cookie cutter designs.

I enjoyed my visit. If those are your kids in the sidebar, they are adorable. Ok they are adorable even if they're not yours but you know what I mean. ;)

sel67 said...

all that i can say to you is that you are an amazing young lady, and that it is people like you that have the absolute power within you to change the world. God bless you and your beautiful baby brother.