I have been so passionate about Downs Syndrome Awareness, I believe in educating people around this and bringing more information that is useful for new parents who have had a baby who is born with Downs Syndrome.
I am going to share with you something that I have written myself today "Is saying this with my hand on my heart as my Mum has said already last night that its 32 yrs of my life, yes things have changed but it still happens though, I don't let Downs define me I am Leah, yes I have Downs Syndrome but this makes me the person that I am today with being special, beautiful & one of a kind, lord sent me to my amazing parents who I love.
I am proud of what I have achieved & one of these has to be when I was asked to be a godmother to my goddaughter Molly Kenwright, also writing my song "We are people too" which is the title of a film my friends made at performance group, the chance to be a godmother the first time to my goddaughter Molly Jones. Lastly my two biggest achievements has to be when I played Glinda in The Sound of Ella-the Wizard Of Oz part and Oliver playing Old Sally.
This week is Downs Syndrome awareness week, having Downs Syndrome means having a extra chromesome and that I learn things at a slower pace.
This week we are raising awareness of what Downs Syndrome is to show appreciation by wearing odd socks today I am wearing mine.
I am a member of Ella Performance Group. This group is made up of people with and without a learning disability and each year we work towards putting on a production. This years show was Oliver The Musical we were privileged to have a live orgistra. We worked on this project for over a year. I played the character of Old Sally she was a important part of Oliver as she noticed the necklace that was worn by Oliver's Mum, an important clue in the identity of the child.
There are quite a few characters which I enjoyed they were Nancy, Bill Sykes , Mr Bumble, Widow Corney, Fagin, Dodger & Oliver because of how well they were protrayed.
I like to think that I learned about hard work & restdiance just by listening to the guys through the tannoy.
Written by Leah Jones