I have a really inspiring friend called Hayley Goleniowska who writes, campaigns and speaks about having a child with Down’s Syndrome. My cousin Milly was born exactly a month after I was born and has Down’s Syndrome. She has brought so much laughter, joy and fresh perspectives to us as a family but coming to terms with a baby that has Down’s Syndrome is not always easy.
Today is World Down Syndrome Day and it’s a day of sharing information, of educating one another and offering support, as well as a day to share stories and celebrate together.
Hayley has also just published a truly wonderful pack of conversational cards with my friend Lisa Warner of Fink Cards – the same publisher of my Talking To Children About Divorce Cards. Talking about Down’s Syndrome – Conversations for New Parents.
Here’s what Lisa had to say about meeting Hayley:
“A couple of weeks ago I met a woman who was so passionate about changing the way the world views Down’s Syndrome I asked her if she would consider writing a pack of Fink cards to help new parents talk through their feelings and concerns after a new diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome.