Somehow World Down syndrome Day passed me by this year. A friend I grew up with sent me the video below. Those of you in the Down syndrome community might have seen it before, but I didn't want to assume you had, so I'm posting it now - a couple of weeks late.
I must have watched the video 10 times. The song A Thousand Years in my head. The image of Ace jumping up and down, and the smile on Archie's face - and how he reached out to hug her - come to mind over and over again as one of the most beautiful moments ever captured on film.
I showed the video to my students who are going out into the teaching profession - I wanted them to hear Ace's message. I wanted to share the love.
Thank you Ace, Archie and the Eicher family - your video made us all smile wide :o)
Happy, Happy Birthday!
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