Willow was born 6 days early...the most incredible birthing experience for my first ever baby. However, I felt like that was taken away from me by the words ‘do you know the risks of Down Syndrome?’ just seconds after her birth. Oh how I wish I knew then, what I know now...what an incredible little girl and journey we were about to embark on...
Willow has just turned 17 months old and is the cheekiest, happiest little girl. She has taught her daddy and I so much in the short time she has been with us, and she melts everyone she meets with her beautiful infectious smile! Since Willows birth we have strived to educate and teach people all about Down Syndrome and I have loved receiving so many positive comments on how their views have now changed.
Willow’s extra chromosome has definitely made her extra special and I count my lucky stars daily for being blessed with her! She works so hard to meet milestones...she’s now starting to stand independently, sit herself up in the seated position from her tummy (by doing the splits 🙈) and is now starting to use some Makaton!
My husband and I are running the Virgin Money London Marathon for 2 amazing charities:
The 1st is Wouldn’t Change A Thing. This is a charity to help change negative perceptions of Down Syndrome. This is one of the first charities that helped us when we were told Willow had Down Syndrome.
The 2nd is Steps Conductive Education. This is a charity funded by donations and with the help of Children in Need. Willow and I have attended this since she was 3 months old. They have supported us more than you can imagine as a family and we have met so many amazing families through this charity!
Please donate as you can for these amazing charity!
I can‘t wait to run for you my beautiful little girl ❤️
Lets do this 🏃♀️