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Brought to You by the Month of October: National Down Syndrome *and* Spina Bifida Awareness!

October 6, 2009

jessicaOctober is a double-duty “awareness” month. We will do our best to share interesting stories about children (and adults) with either condition throughout the month. For now, think of Jessica Green – not just as a woman with Down syndrome – but as someone who dares to dream.

Indy woman on Down Syndrome Congress board of directors

The power of dreams

Posted: October 5, 2009

Jessica Green dares to dream.

Sharing her dreams and hopes for herself and others with Down syndrome in a recent speech helped Green win a seat on the board of directors of the National Down Syndrome Congress.

In her “Dare to Dream” speech, given at a congress event in Sacramento, Calif., the 26-year-old Indianapolis woman talked about her abilities and how people with Down syndrome should “stand up for themselves.”

“We should never let anyone else decide who we are and what we should do,” said Green, a 2002 North Central High School graduate. continue

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