In Kathryn Stockett's super popular novel The Help, Abileen Clark reminds her charge Mae Mobley, "You is kind. You is smart. You is important."
As a blogger, I obviously love reading other blogs. One of my favorites is www.kellehampton.com. She's light, funny, quirky, and super entertaining. She's also a young mom raising a daughter with Down Syndrome. Last year, her daughter Nella turned one. To celebrate, Kelle and her family raised $100,000 for the NDSS. This year, Kelle and her family have set a goal of $200,000 for Nella's second birthday. They are only $40,000 away from reaching that goal.
100% of the money donated will go straight to the NDSS. What if you gave up your Starbucks coffee or breakfast biscut for one day and donated that money? What if you sent a little money Nella's way instead of buying that App you've been checking out? Even the tiniest donation can make a huge difference in a child's life.
Your money can serve as a reminder that that an extra chromosome can't limit a child...that all people deserve to be reminded that they are smart, kind, and important...that different is beautiful.
To donate to Nella's 2 for 2 fund, click here.
To pre-order Kelle Hampton's upcoming book, Bloom, click here.
To learn more about what my students do each day, click here.
To learn more about Down Syndrome, click here.