Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Poster Boy for the More Alike Than Different Campaign

I love this! It came just in time for our Step Up for Down Syndrome walk this coming Sunday, October 25th. Maybe I can get some posters printed in time...

The NDSC is offering this fun, free service to anyone who submits a photo of their child or an adult with Down syndrome and a short blurb on something that they like to do or some special talent they have.

This was a no-brainer for me. While John Michael loves to do many things, his first and foremost all-time favorite activity is to make music, sing and dance. This boy has music in his soul.

While music is in his genes, I like to think that some of his musical interest developed while I was pregnant with him. I was 4 1/2 months pregnant when I toured with my vocal group, RSVP (Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace) to Houma, New Orleans and Slidell, Louisiana, the summer of 2007. That boy lived and breathed and developed while listening to some gorgeous vocal music as well as instrumental sounds from the United Nations Youth Symphony, all the while uplifting victims of Hurricane Katrina.

If you'd like to have NDSC make a poster for your child, here's the link http://www.ndsccenter.org/morealikecode/.
It takes a few weeks for them to get it back to you.


  1. I love it! John Michael looks so happy making music. I had Emmie's done too, just need some paper to print it out on, I'm dying to see it.

  2. I can't wait to get ours going! Such a darling poster!

  3. nice did u see my comment on your last post

  4. Beautiful poster and story Monica! I'm sure that has everything to do with his love of music- have you sang/played some of the same music since?