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myHK: My Letter to the Down Syndrome Community

With tomorrow being World Down Syndrome Day, let’s revisit my letter to the DS community.

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With World Down Syndrome Day fast approaching, I thought it’d be a good time for me to get some thoughts out.

My letter to the down syndrome community. 

As a kid growing up in Canada, I never knew anyone with Down syndrome. I actually never met or even talked to someone who had it.

Fast forwarding to my 30’s and I’d still never interacted with someone who had Down syndrome and I still knew nothing about it!

I was then living in Hong Kong and was running a charity coaching football(soccer) to underprivileged youth. One evening I was giving a speech about the program and it’s success. After that speech, I was approached by a doctor, who just so happened to be the head doctor for the Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association. He asked me if I thought a programme like this could work for the children in the HKDSA.

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