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PostSubject: A Day for Celebration   Thu 20 Mar 2008 - 21:27

Courier Mail (Australia) - 20 Mar 2008

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THERE seem to be dozens of "days" in every week these days, marking everything from arthritis to Zen Buddhism.

But, for purely selfish reasons, one that I hope will cut through is World Down Syndrome Day, celebrated tomorrow.
The date, the 21st of the third, was chosen to reflect the fact that Down syndrome (Trisomy 21) is caused by a triplication of chromosome 21.

This year's WDSD is only the third. It has taken a long time for the global community formed around Down syndrome to come together...

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PostSubject: Re: A Day for Celebration   Sat 22 Mar 2008 - 5:08

Thanks for posting that - It was a good read.
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PostSubject: Re: A Day for Celebration   Sun 23 Mar 2008 - 11:56

Senator Sue Boyce sounds really lovely. I think we'd be surprised to know how many famous/influential people have children with Down Syndrome.

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