Down Right Awesome has been working with KPBS to create a 4-part series on Down syndrome. It will air live this Monday through Thursday, October 17 – 20, on Midday Edition with Maureen Cavanaugh. I will open the series on Monday by taking folks through my experiences; everything from learning Dexter has Down syndrome, to how it has impacted the day-to-day life of my family. On Tuesday and Wednesday our local Down Syndrome Association will be interviewed. They will talk about what Down syndrome is and isn’t as well as services available to the community. I am also pleased that Erin Grettenberger will be joining in Wednesday’s discussion. The series will wrap up with the latest advancements in research, including upcoming clinical trials that will happen right here in San Diego at UCSD. Maureen will be interviewing Dr. William Mobley and I can vouch that he is a very compassionate, caring and dedicated scientist worth tuning in for.
The Down Right Awesome crew has decided this is our time. Momentum is building thanks to the work done by Dr. Mobley, Brian Skotko and others who are bringing Down syndrome into the light and out of the dark ages. We are the soldiers of this cause prepared to advocate and advance for our children. We’re not here to blend; we’re here to defend! Please listen in to this series and spread the word. The key to a movement is motion and we need your support to keep things going forward. Please tune in to Midday Edition this week, M-TH on 89.5 FM from 12-1pm. The show is an hour and I think our segment is near the end, each segment running 10-20 minutes. You can stream KPBS by following here or clicking “live radio” on the top right corner. I also want you to know that you can call in to make comments and ask questions so listen for the call-in number. Last but not least, KPBS would love to hear what you have to say. You can send your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org (if the direct link does not work, just copy and paste the address into your email). Your participation will help keep the conversation on Down syndrome going and increase the potential for future coverage!
Thanks everyone and please spread the word!