321 Days of Acceptance | Week 7
Welcome to the week seven recap of 321 Days of Acceptance from Generation G!
Generation G is a conscious decision to be better every day. Acceptance is a fundamental dignity for all people, regardless of ability. Acceptance is more than an act of charity, it is truly generosity “in action”.
acceptance is the very heart and the very best of humanity. without daily actions to create lasting acceptance, opportunities for present and future generations will falter.
In sharing a story and image each day it is our hope to flood social media with the truth about how normal down syndrome is and how extraordinary people with down syndrome are! you are helping the mission of generation g & acceptance by simply sharing these posts (found each morning on our facebook page) with your friends on social media! thank you. we are stronger together.
Here is who inspired us and made us smile in week 7……
Day 42, Today we meet the incredible Oliver! Oliver is two years old and loves attending LMNOP (Language, Music N’ Our Peeps) at GiGi’s Playhouse Hoffman Estates.
Oliver’s moms are working hard with a great team to open up GiGi’s Playhouse Deerfield
Day 43,Today we meet the lovely Joslyn. This wonderful little lady is 2 years old and can be found loving LMNOP at GiGi’s Playhouse McHenry County with her friends! She is smart, compassionate, strong, determined, funny and beautiful inside and out. Simply put, she is Joslyn and she is Down Right Perfect.
Day 44, Today we meet Joey from GiGi’s Playhouse Hoffman Estates. This 8 year old rockstar loves coming to One on One Literacy Tutoring at GiGi’s! He is bright, friends and hard working. “Everyday is an opportunity for me to be better. Yes, it’s true that I might have to work harder at things, but that makes me a warrior. Everyone at GiGi’s is a hero. We show that everyday is a day to improve. Everyday I learn more math, more words, and make new friends. Everyday I believe in myself and the people around me. There’s nothing I can’t do.” Joey
Day 45 Meet sweet Nora from GiGi’s Playhouse Tinley Park, Miss Nora can be found having a blast at her favorite no cost GiGi’s Playhouse Program, LMNOP, with her friends. This tiny, fierce beauty will change the world as she grows and follows her dreams. GiGi’s is excited to love, support and have her back all the way through adulthood! It is going to be a great ride! Nora’s mom shared how she first came to GiGi’s Playhouse on the #gigisblog ..stop over. Click HERE
Day 46, Meet the lovely Mira! Mira is 5 years old and enjoys the no cost purposeful programming at GiGi’s Playhouse – Chicago
“I want to understand you. I want you to understand me. I already accept you. Please accept me.”
Day 47, Meet Cristian from GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley. Cristian is 14 years old and a pretty amazing young man! He loves to DANCE!
“The night Cristian was born when I was told he had Down syndrome I cried. I wasn’t crying because of his diagnosis. I cried because of the unknown. I cried because of fear. I cried because I didn’t want society to judge my beautiful boy before they gave him a chance. Would he make friends? Would he be able to stand on his own? Fast forward thirteen years and I am currently sitting across from him and tears are flowing. I have a well rounded teenager who is respectful, poised, determined, athletic, charming, ambitious and a true gentleman. He inspires me every day. He is a teacher of life and doesn’t even know it.” ~ Vivian (aka Cristian’s mom)
Day 48, Harrison can be found enjoying Open Play & LMNOP at GiGi’s Playhouse Hoffman Estates. Harrison is a real charmer and everyone he meets is soon under his sweet little spell. “Differences are never weaknesses. It is these amazing gifts that make us unique. With these we can only become stronger. Harrison isn’t different he is strength, love and awesomeness all wrapped up in a tiny sack of sugar! He will change many lives for the better but together we will change the world.” Harrison’s mom, Megan
now we are off to an amazing week 8! please join us each day on facebook, twitter & instagram and share generation g!
Have you visited a gigi’s playhouse yet? we would love of you to join the gigi’s family and our no cost purposeful & progressive programing! you can find your location here!
The 321 Days of Acceptance campaign is a vital investment in advancing Generation G and our vision for global acceptance! Every day our social media fans will see a new story and a new face to introduce to the world. This campaign will help show the world how amazing our kids and adults truly are.
Down syndrome does not “discriminate”, and neither will the 321 Days of Acceptance Campaign. Pictures will represent all ages, genders and ethnicity. Pictures will include individuals with Down syndrome, alone and with parents, siblings, tutors, best friends and more.
if you would like to see your loved one included in please contact heather at firstname.lastname@example.org
We strongly encourage you to share the featured participant of the day on your own social media pages. Let’s unite our voices to show the world the reach, power and achievement of the GiGi’s Playhouse Family! We are Bigger, Better, Stronger…..TOGETHER.