Down Syndrome is a medical condition where a child has an extra chromosome which causes some degree of cognitive disability and other developmental delays. Some children with Down Syndrome seem to share some common physical traits, such as an upward slanting of the eyes, flattened bridge of the nose, a deep crease on the palm of the hand, and decreased muscle tone.
There are thousands of children with Down Syndrome who are waiting for families to adopt them. Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome (RODS) was created to help them find families. Supporters, like Brady Murray, participate in races such as a 5K or even a full IRONMAN. RODS and their partner charity, Reece’s Rainbow, have connected hundreds of children with adoptive families.
You can also help raise awareness and possibly find a family for these children by using MyList.
What is MyList & How Will It Help Children with Down Syndrome?
MyList is a Facebook app that helps you discover, save, and share thing things that are important to you. By sharing the app on your Facebook wall, all of your friends will become aware of this cause. Then they will share it with their friends. In just a few days, you could help make thousands of people aware of orphans with Down Syndrome and may even be instrumental in finding a forever family for a child.
How Will MyList Help Orphans with Down Syndrome Find Their Families?
The IRONMAN World Championship is sponsored by MyList and will air on NBC October 27 from 4 :00 to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time,) during which time IRONMAN participant Brady Murray will be helping to raise awareness and support for children with Down Syndrome who don’t have families.
MyList and Brady Murray are asking for your help. Go to www.mylist.com/Brady and share the page on your Facebook wall, then ask your friends to do the same. It only takes a minute of your time. You share photos, funny status updates, and even celebrity gossip on your Facebook page. Orphans with Down Syndrome deserve some sharing action on Facebook, too. The more shares on Facebook this cause can get, the more chances that a child with Down Syndrome will be adopted and finally have a forever family.
Disclosure: We are sharing this post as part of our advertising package! Photo courtesy of RODS