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We’ve been sharing what life is like raising a child with Down syndrome on this website and social media channels for over six years now! It’s been awesome to see how God has used our story to give people around the globe hope and encouragement.
Over the years we’ve received messages, and have seen posts, from people around the world that are raising a child with Down syndrome and have come across our website / Facebook page. In fact, this afternoon I looked at our website analytics and saw that we have had people from over 225 countries visit our website since we’ve started!
Down Syndrome Around the World
Yesterday, my wife had an amazing idea to have people in other parts of the world share their story of raising a child with Down syndrome! So, we came up with this wild idea to try to get a story of a parent of a child with Down syndrome from every country that’s visited our website in the last 6+ years! (233!)
We live in the United States, therefore our story is told through the lens of a family living in the U.S. Our school system, therapies, day to day activities, traditions, etc., are distinctly American. However, we think it would be awesome to hear other stories, in other countries, told through a different lens.
We would like to use our platform to give other people a platform to tell their story!
Here’s The Plan
We’re looking for families in every one of the countries listed below to do a guest post for us where they share what life is like raising a child with Down syndrome in their country. If you’re interested in being a part of this, all you need to do is fill out the form below letting us know what country you’re from, a little bit about your family, and a short paragraph about why you would like to share your story.
If your story is the one chosen for your country, you’ll be sent an email with some various questions for you to answer that you’ll need to fill out and email back to us, along with a picture. We’ll create a blog post with your story on this blog, share it across our social media channels, and link to it on the list below! (We may even incorporate some other elements, like an Instagram, take over, and/or a Facebook live video with you and your family!)
Please note, once a country’s story is complete, we won’t be accepting any further stories from that country. You’ll know a country’s story is complete once you see it hyperlinked to its corresponding blog post in the list below.
I think this is going to be an amazing project that will help people get a different perspective on what it’s like raising a child with Down syndrome. I’m looking forward to reading (and sharing!) your stories.
If you’re interested in being a part of this project, simply fill out the form below. If you know a parent raising a child with Down syndrome in one of these countries, will you please share this post with them? Thanks![contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]
Countries of Parents Raising a Child with Down Syndrome
Antigua & Barbuda
Bosnia & Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Congo – Brazzaville
Congo – Kinshasa
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
São Tomé & Príncipe
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Pierre & Miquelon
St. Vincent & Grenadines
Svalbard & Jan Mayen
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
I’m really excited about this project! I have no idea how long it’s going to take to a find a parent in each of these countries, but I think we’ll have a lot to learn! Stay tuned. What do you think about this project? Leave a comment and let us know.
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