Yo soy La Lay

adventures in family, faith, and Down syndrome

DSAM17 – Day 21 – A typical life

on October 21, 2017

People with Down syndrome do really “normal” things.  I don’t know why this surprised me, but here are some things that I didn’t realize people with Down syndrome do…

  • Go to college
  • Get married
  • Wear contact lenses
  • Participate in Jury Duty
  • Graduate high school with a real diploma, not just a certificate
  • Drive
  • Swim
  • Give the best hugs ever
  • Drink alcohol
  • Vote
  • Do volunteer work
  • Live into their sixties 
  • Write books
  • Be a model
  • Do anything they want to, really

Things may take a little more time… but people with Down syndrome can live long, productive lives.  Part of the reason why I like to share on a blog is because I know that I am not alone in the things that I didn’t know.  I have learned so much from the stories people have shared – and I feel like the ability to see the lives of people with Down syndrome is one of ways we can change the diagnosis experience for so many families.  Because truly, this girl can!

Tessa, just participating in a regular karate class.  Like a boss.


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