|In the photo: the boy Chris Gracius, whose death led to the fulfillment of more than 250,000 wishes|
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), which falls on March 21, is a World Awareness Day that has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The goal of Down Syndrome Day is to raise awareness that people with Down Syndrome can be integrated into society, to make their voices heard And fight for their rights.
The date 21 in the third month (March), was chosen to mark the uniqueness of the trisomy 21st chromosome that causes Down syndrome.
Down syndrome is due to the fact that in the DNA of every cell in the body there are three copies of chromosome number 21, instead of only two. The syndrome was first described by John Langdon Down in 1866 and is therefore named after him.
Down syndrome sufferers usually have a unique appearance that includes slanted eyes, small ears, a flat face and a broad forehead, straight hair, a short neck and a lower-than-average height. They used to be called Mongols because of their resemblance to the Mongol people.
People with Down Syndrome may also suffer from low IQ, between 40 and 75 IQ, childishness and lack of independence and verbal impairment. They may also have heart defects. The syndrome cannot be cured, but the syndrome can be diagnosed already in pregnancy, using ultrasound tests: in Nuchal scan tests and systems review and in amniotic fluid test.
In recent years, there has been progress in the treatment methods for children who have Down Syndrome and they are able to achieve achievements that allow some of them to integrate into society. Their life expectancy now stands at 60 years, unlike previous years (in the 1980s it was only 25). In order for them to be able to progress and recover, they need adapted medical care, a normative and enriching environment and intensive care from an early age.
"Life is short, eat dessert first"
~ Jacques Torres
This phrase was coined by a French confectioner and his message is that life is short and unpredictable so you have to enjoy them first. Eat ice cream for breakfast day is a serious example of the use of this phrase. This day was created to raise awareness of cancer among children. For children for whom every day is a blessing, it only makes sense to indulge in the little pleasures of life, and a day of eating ice cream for breakfast brings this opportunity to everyone.
The history of Eat ice cream for breakfast day
Eat ice cream for breakfast day was created to commemorate the wonderful 9 years of the girl Malia Grace Patterson, who was born on February 18, 2001 in Minnesota, USA, and passed away after a long battle with cancer on December 7, 2010. Malia Grace has inspired many people, an example of life enthusiasm And from the good little things they offer. She learned and gained knowledge every day, went out as much as possible and with the help of her passion became every day an adventure in her short life. She lived her life with a smile and passed away in her sleep. In 9 years she touched countless people with energy, humor, laughter And hugs.
Breakfast Day for Breakfast was first celebrated by a group of close friends to commemorate her life and work, by eating ice cream for breakfast, and in the following years continued to spread this day and its meaning in honor of all children with cancer.
How to celebrate Eat ice cream for breakfast day?
Eat ice cream for breakfast day is recommended to be marked by eating ice cream as your first meal in the morning. To spread the message and give this day meaning, you need to upload a picture of yourself eating ice cream for breakfast to the social network you are active in, tell why you eat ice cream for breakfast and add the hashtag #icecreambreakfast.
If you are not interested in eating ice cream at your breakfast but do want to advance the cause of this day, you can donate to local hospitals and health centers that help parents and children fight the disease and always need donations.
You can also contact the pediatric oncology department at the hospital near you and find out what kind of volunteer help they need.
|Source: Rozelman, Nordia, Israel|
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