The Judgement of a Down Syndrome Sibling Advocate

As soon as I start talking about Rory, I can hear people saying, ‘Here she goes, the Down Syndrome Expert’. I am nowhere near an expert but over the years you pick certain things up. It is something that comes with being close to someone with Down Syndrome. I’ve learnt over the last 3 years […]

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Introducing Letters 2 Siblings

A while ago I realised that naturally there was so much more support out there for new parents that have just received a diagnose of Down Syndrome for their baby. There isn’t much, if anything support wise for siblings. Of course, there are the Facebook groups or pages and fellow siblings on social media but […]

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Everything my unwell brother inspires me to be

The meaning of the word, inspire is to fill someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something. Everyone at some point in their life is inspired to do something by someone. In my case, it was my brother, Rory and by something, I mean that he inspires me to do something in […]

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Dear Brother, I can finally breathe…

And breathe. Dear Brother, As soon as I hear that you are poorly, my brain goes in to over drive but at the same time I feel like I can’t breathe. It’s a silly feeling as I know that I can breathe. I guess it is because it is something that I can’t control like […]

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The reality of having a sibling with additional needs.

Being a sibling to someone with additional needs is like being in a secret club. Some things only fellow siblings will understand. I’ve been in this club a while now and I have written blog posts about this subject quite a bit. My favourite post has to be my So you have a sibling with […]

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Lose it, Don’t use it! – The R Word!

Before I ramble on about what I think of you if you use the R word, I’m going to educate you on the word first. You’re probably reading this and wondering what the R word is. Well the R word is a way of abbreviating the word, ‘Retard’. It is a word tossed about a […]

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Our World Down Syndrome Day

Whether you stayed at home and just thought about all their achievements or spent the day with them, wearing your odd socks and sporting something blue and yellow, World Down Syndrome Day was an amazing day to think about and spend time with the person in your life that happens to have Down Syndrome. I […]

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