Equal Rights for Everybody

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I was surfing in the net when I bumped into this video posted on Ms. Divine Lee's tumblr site. I actually felt like crying when I finished watching the video. It was an awareness video pertaining to Down Syndrome. Back when I was still in college, this is our thesis subject. It was really hard for us that time. I also enjoyed going to special schools doing some research with my friends. 

Down syndrome, or Down's syndrome, trisomy 21, is a chromosomal condition caused by the presence of all or part of an extra 21st chromosome. It is named after John Langdon Down, the British physician who described the syndrome in 1866. The condition was clinically described earlier in the 19th century by Jean Etienne Dominique Esquirol in 1838 and Edouard Seguin in 1844.[1] Down syndrome was identified as a chromosome 21 trisomy by Dr. Jérôme Lejeune in 1959. Down syndrome in a fetus can be identified through chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis during pregnancy, or in a baby at birth.

Actually, this is a hard topic. I can just imagine how hard it is for parents to see their children with Down Syndrome undergo situations wherein their children is being bullied by others. So, what do we do when we witness something like this happens? even though we don't know that person? we should stand up for them. We are all created because we have a mission here on Earth and I believe, we also have equal rights in everything. There are times, I think I'm being too critical when I witness something like this happens in front of me. I tend to lash out on that person, whoever he/she is when she/he is not treating other people well. Let us not allow other people to put them down. Let us all be reminded, especially after watching this video that we all have a voice, we should speak up not only for our own rights but for others as well.

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