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About liftedupbyds

I am father of a child with Down syndrome on a quest to bring greater positive awareness and greater opportunities to people with Down syndrome.

The movies are coming, the movies are coming

Each year, come August, there is that senseless humor that ends the summer.  A feel good flick.  It needs no justification other than the dog days of summer.  And it is in those weeks that many of us cringe – … Continue reading

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Letter to the Supreme Court

Dear Honorable Chief Justices – Last year when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of corporate personhood allowing the formation of SuperPACs, I must admit I was disappointed.  Yet, in the current argument against the Healthcare Reform, it certainly is … Continue reading

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WDSD I

Before the Superbowl there was the NFL championship games.  While functionally the same, it was a whole new level when it became the Superbowl.  That is what the UN did with WDSD.  So, to me, that was WDSD I, with many more Roman numerals … Continue reading

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World Down Syndrome Day

Dear UN – Thank you for making 3/21/2012 such a wonderful and memorable day!  When the common person comes to your collective deeper understanding, then humanity has been elevated.

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Letter to the author

Dear Colleen I found your article on the r word insensitive. From the first sentence you show you do not have a very close connection to someone who would be given such a hurtful title. I knew nothing of Down … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with a wrongful suit.

I have to admit that I am a bit hesitant to jump in the snake pit that is the discussion around the Wrongful Birth lawsuit that just concluded with a $2.9M verdict in Oregon.  The parents stated they would have … Continue reading

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A note to the local media: the most important thing you could do this March 21st

Hello – I wanted to send you a quick note asking you to take some time covering the first UN sanctioned World Down syndrome day on March 21st, 2012.  There is a civil rights movement going on for people with … Continue reading

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