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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Down Syndrome & Buddy Cruise

Last year I posted about the Buddy Cruise, which happened right after the NDSC Convention in Orlando ... and how I really wanted to go.

If you haven't heard of the Buddy Cruise (a not for profit organization) their mission is "To provide educational opportunities and resources for families, while promoting awareness, acceptance, inclusion and advancement for individuals with Down syndrome through unique venues."

One of these years I'm determined that our family will go on a Buddy Cruise. Joe and I took a cruise for our 1-yr anniversary and had such a fun time. We want to cruise again and taking our family on the Buddy Cruise sounds like such a great opportunity. I think we'll wait a few years for the kids to not only be able to really enjoy it, but to remember it as well.

Buddy Cruise recently produced a video on Down Syndrome and the Buddy Cruise: Family, Education, and Lifetime of Memories.

I loved what one self-advocate had to say about Down syndrome, "Down syndrome is like cake with extra sugar. It's still a cake, just sweeter."



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3 comments:

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Sounds like a nice organization!

Melissa Loomis said...

Hi there! I just started blogging not too long ago, and I found your page. We have a lot in common! My husband is in the army. We have a 3 year old son, and a 2 month old son who was born with DS. My husband is currently away in the military, and he had to leave when our new son was 1 week old. It's nice to meet others who I will learn more about DS from, and that I can follow and talk to!

fochaux said...

I think it's divine providence that I came across your blog today. My husband is also AD Air Force. We are stationed in the DC area. I am pregnant with our thrid child, a girl, who we were just told is more likely than not going to have DS. Looking forward to reading some more of your posts.