Heartwarming Kickstarter raises $22K to make clothes for people with Down syndrome
Downs Designs produces jeans, capri pants and shirts for individuals with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that leaves patients with developmental delays and intellectual disability. Patients with Down syndrome are physically built differently than other people, and as a result often lack access to well-fitting clothes, furthering negative perceptions of people who have the disorder and increasing the condition’s social stigma.
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My friend Maggie, at the young age of 34, just found out she has a twin, and now it’s up to all of us to help her find them!
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Hi everyone. As some of you may know, my mother is still recovering from a serious traffic accident that occurred in late March this year, which totalled her car and left her hospitalised for almost two months. She can walk unassisted now, but still suffers from an incredible amount of pain due to her injuries even with pain medication. On top of this, my mum’s doctor is sending her in for more scans, because he’s worried that her spinal fracture may not have healed properly.
Despite all this, the Transport Accident Commission has made the decision to stop paying for her continued physical rehabilitation, medication, as well as occupational therapy, psychologist, as well as consultations with her pain management specialist, all of which our medical insurance doesn’t cover.
My family is currently working to appeal this decision, but in the meantime this will be costing us upwards of $750 a week, which we just cannot afford. I’m starting a part time job this week, but what I’ll make will barely help cover transport costs, and I am just massively stressed out about this.
I wouldn’t normally do this, and I’m still somewhat reluctant to bep asking for donations, as straight up taking from people is something that doesn’t sit well with me, but several friends have encouraged me open donations, as have some anons who’ve read about my situation. Right now I don’t know what else to do.
Click here to donate, or visit the button on my blog. I ask that you only donate if you have money to spare, and literally any amount is appreciated from the depths of my heart.
Thank you ♥
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Books Meme: Five friendships
[2/5] Marauders (art) (from Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling)
“Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.
Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.
Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor.
Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball.”