Saturday, March 21, 2009

World Down Syndrome Day

Just wanted to note that today is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. This date was chosen for its significance:
The chromosome abnormality that underlies the diagnosis of Down Syndrome is known as trisomy 21 (hence 3/21).
The condition affects some 350,000 people here in the US, many of whom lead meaningful lives, participate in sports (e.g. Special Olympics, bowling) and hold steady jobs.
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