Thursday, March 19, 2009

And in the news...

From Mackenzies Mom:

This morning I watched Good Morning America with my daughter Mackenzie preparing her for her CT and MIBG injection she had scheduled later this morning and Miss America was being interviewed regarding her shaving her head, she said she was doing this for Pediatric Cancer Awareness and raising funds for research, she is having her head shaved April 11th and ABC Good Morning America is going air it. Our Miss America got approval from the Pagent committee to do this and she said she was involved in helping our cancer children. She mentioned how one little girl going thru treatment told her all she wanted for Christmas was hair and how she got picked on in school being called a boy, Miss America said she was going to show up at her school wearing a wig and then showing her classmates her bald head. How amazing Miss America is!

From 5 minutes for special needs

World Down Syndrome Day
Posted: 18 Mar 2009 09:00 AM PDT
March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day.
On March 21st, 2009, World Down Syndrome Day will mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Professor Jerome Lejeune's discovery of the extra copy of chromosome 21 which causes Down Syndrome.
3 copies of the 21st chromosome. T21. Get it?
Down Syndrome organizations around the world this year will pay tribute to the pioneering work of Professor Lejeune and celebrate the tremendous advances in the care and social welfare of people with Down Syndrome over the past fifty years.
The celebrating will be happening over here at 5MFSN too. We'll have a Mr. Linky set up for those of you blessed with a little something extra in your lives to link to YOUR World Down Syndrome Day post, pictures and events.

1 comment:

jesswilson said...

wow. it's nice to see a public figure like that reaching out in such a meaningful way to connect with kids.

thanks for leaving your link. i'm so happy to 'meet' you and deqlan. he is one amazing (and BEAUTIFUL!) little boy.

all the best to you and your family!