When my world was rocked with the news of my newborn’s health situation, yoga became my touchstone as I dealt with chromosomal abnormality (Trisomy 21), a life-threatening heart defect, and a debilitating type of epilepsy. My husband and I actually said goodbye to her one night when she looked like she wouldn’t make it. That sticks with you. Thankfully, the defect miraculously healed, the seizures disappeared, and as I type this, she is currently thriving... the obvious princess of the house and the absolute LIGHT of my life.
Just as people with Down Syndrome suffer from multiple illnesses, so too are they often limited by labels…labels that were once considered acceptable but now considered negative and limiting. If you look at history, you know that these labels did not originate to hurt feelings. However, times change. Meanings change. Dandelions are labeled weeds despite the fact that they are beautiful flowers with a lot to offer. I challenge you to look at things differently. Look at the Dandelion differently. Look at people with Down Syndrome differently. - Michelle