Down Syndrome Awareness Day 2013

This is my daughter Nuala. She has Down Syndrome. She is amazing and the world would be a more boring, but quieter, place in which to live if she were not in it. Everyday she gives us all joy, laughter and love. as well as heartache, annoyance and the need to scream very loudly into a pillow! In other words she is just like any other child!

[Please help get this picture on the PP for DS awareness day - would be great!]

PP + TT
She's beautiful...and wow, her eyes! Fabulous portrait of Nuala...!
posted March 21st, 2013  
What a super portrait! She is so pretty. I really like your description of her...for it can be any child!
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posted March 21st, 2013  
Beautiful portrait of Nuala and what a reaction you got to your thread on disability. There are some amazing stories and photos on the thread and for anyone who hasn't seen it, it is well worth a look. Let's see if we can get this photo of your lovely daughter on PP for Downs Syndrome Awareness Day. Fav
posted March 21st, 2013  
@colie @colie haha love it. thank you!!!. Lets see if we can fool the magic monkeys and get it on the PP that way!
posted March 21st, 2013  
I'm in!!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Beautiful shot ~ she has such amazing eyes! FAV
posted March 21st, 2013  
Fav for me=)
posted March 21st, 2013  
Geesh...her eyes are stunning!! Beautiful!:)
posted March 21st, 2013  
FAVE for me.
She is a beauty.
posted March 21st, 2013  
Love the POV!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Yep! An admirable and worthy cause. I hope the magic picture monkeys are watching this and making sure it goes onto the PP. I'll Fav it for good measure.
posted March 21st, 2013  
Fantastic photo George! Nuala is absolutely beautiful and massive FAV from me! Hope it gets on PP !!! Good luck ;-) xx
posted March 21st, 2013  
Wishing you, your family, and Nuala all the joys and triumphs life can hold and just enough challenges to keep it exciting. God Bless you all- here's a fav for the PP.
posted March 21st, 2013  
Brill
posted March 21st, 2013  
Fav for me too! I really like the photo and hope it will be on the PP. And your daughter is gorgeous!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Fantastic photo, hope it gets enough attention!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Awesome shot!! She is absolutely gorgeous!!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Lovely shot!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Nuala you are gorgeous and you have a very cool name!
posted March 21st, 2013  
And a great photo Dad another fave I forgot to say
posted March 21st, 2013  
Wonderful idea, wonderful photo, wonderful cause. Fav!
posted March 21st, 2013  
You've made the popular page!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
Beautiful picture with a great pov! :)
posted March 22nd, 2013  
Great photo! she looks like a real pistol!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
gorgeous portrait of a beautiful girl. fantastic george!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
beautiful eyes!!! and congrats on making your goal of the PP !!! She deserves it.
posted March 22nd, 2013  
@colie Clever! Beautiful portrait! Congratulations! PP!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
Beautiful portrait, what a gorgeous girl :)
posted March 22nd, 2013  
She is beautiful!!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
FAV
posted March 22nd, 2013  
Wahey! Thank you magic picture monkeys! It made the PP George.
posted March 22nd, 2013  
Fantastic!! PP!!! Congrats George!!! ;)
posted March 22nd, 2013  
@justine_x @andrina @steampowered @lonewolfman @smithak @meagang @mandyj92 @cheribug @ewoods @lubybee @flossy_101 @mej2011 @gemtumble @moirab @vickicuic @mak2 @vokesy @scatcat @daffodill @olivetreeann @rikshore @cdonohoue @steffguayante @aprilmilani @alisonp @suesmith @colie @lynnb @justine_x

Thank you so much for taking the time to view comment fav this picture, it really means a lot. We made the PP and hopefully will do a small amount of raising awareness!

This shot makes my eyes hurt a bit, my brain cant quite work out the perspective and keeps trying to turn her face the other way round. She is stood up against a wall looking over he back. I just asked her to make a silly face and this is what she did!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
fave and following! Found this on the sign up page!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
love it! great shot and gorgeous daughter. I used to teach figure skating for the special olympics and have very fond memories working with the downs syndrome kids. I loved teaching them and probably gained more from the experience than they did! Keep advocating for your daughter, she seems like a great kid!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
oh ya, fav!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
Wonderful portrait of your daughter. She is a child with special needs, but so are ALL other children in the world. Great pov. Fav
posted March 22nd, 2013  
Cute!

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Lovely!
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She's so sweet!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
And she is beautiful!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
Congratulations on the PP!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
joining in on the fray! she's very beautiful, and she deserves to be on the PP for a long time and i'd love to see it there! fav-ulous!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
congratulations, this is now on the PP.
posted March 22nd, 2013  
Wonderful. You both deserve to be on that page. Well done George!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
I fav-ed it not just to get it to the PP...It is an amazing photo and an amazing "model!" Look at those eyes! So soulful. And the angle/pov is so effective. Congrats on the PP with it! your daughter sounds like an amazing person.
posted March 22nd, 2013  
@espyetta @karenanne @summerfield @olivetreeann @mara19500 @khirsch @lfrans @bobfoto

thank you all for the views, comments favs and follows. I'm so happy this photo has had such a response! Just goes to show how attitudes are cahnging to disability and also how great you lot on 365 are! I read these comments to Nuala, she was very pleased!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
Nia
Missed the post yesterday but glad to see @collie got you there.
posted March 22nd, 2013  
congrats on the PP! She is gorgeous!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
Beautiful shot and model! congratulations on the PP with this terrific shot!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
Driving kids up the wall, that's a new one lol, great shot
posted March 23rd, 2013  
Fabulous shot - I just love that perspective... and congratulations to on getting this to PP!
posted March 23rd, 2013  
Way to go George, I'm getting bits of Internet and managed to fave this! Stunning shot anyway and hopefully it'll make the top 20 too!!
posted March 23rd, 2013  
@ingrid2101 ooohhh hadn't even thought of that! not sure how they work that out?!
posted March 23rd, 2013  
@ingrid2101 thanks for the fav! I'm way behind on commenting and that is with a full internet connection
posted March 23rd, 2013  
well it already there but FAV
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Your daughter is lovely. Fav.
posted March 24th, 2013  
Love the perspective. Your daughter is gorgeous. Fav :)
posted March 24th, 2013  
@sianipops @danitech @nadaa @lesip @gailmmeek @guttersniperebecca @grammyn @paulien

Thank you all for very kind comments and favs. I know i asked people to but i am amazed by the response to this shot. Obviously awareness and acceptance on this site already!
posted March 24th, 2013  
Beautiful picture - fav!
posted March 24th, 2013  
I love the way you've used a really unusual perspective to help people realise there are different ways of looking at things. A friend's brother is Down Syndrome and is in a special drama group and their productions are just amazing. I hope Nuala enjoyed the photo shoot as much as we're enjoying looking at the results.
posted March 24th, 2013  
Saw this on the weekly Top 20, excellent shot and sentiment, congrats!
posted March 30th, 2013  
Congrats on top 20!!!
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yay! top 20!
posted March 30th, 2013  
Congratulations on the top 10!! wonderful to see it at #3 :)
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@gwhit123 - Congratulations!
posted March 30th, 2013  
@gwhit123 Well deserved....congratulations.
posted March 30th, 2013  
Fantastic! So pleased to hear that !!!
posted March 30th, 2013  
Fantastic! Congrats!
posted March 30th, 2013  
Ace! :)
posted March 30th, 2013  
Congrats---fav and God bless !
posted March 30th, 2013  
Thrilled to see this on the top 20!
posted March 31st, 2013  
congratulations, george. well deserved!
posted March 31st, 2013  
Awesome!
posted March 31st, 2013  
@gwhit123 Congratulations George!!!! That's awesome:)
posted March 31st, 2013  
Congrats on 3 rd spot of TT ! So happy for you ... Fab stuff
posted March 31st, 2013  
Congrats on the TT George :)
posted March 31st, 2013  
I'm very late to the party here but many congrats on TT with this wonderful photo of Nuala. I have a 30 year old son with Down's and understand your comment about love, joy, heartache etc very well. All the very best to Nuala and you all.
posted March 31st, 2013  
Congratulations!! Well deserved!
posted March 31st, 2013  
@dulciknit thank you very much alison. Its always lovely to meet someone further down the road than us. Did you see the disability thread i started in discussions? Worth a look if you didnt some really nice pictures and storys shared by people
posted March 31st, 2013  
@gwhit123 I must have missed it, George. I'll go take a look. Thank you.
posted March 31st, 2013  
Love what you have done here, George. Such a cool portrait of Nuala, fav. Congrats on the tt
posted March 31st, 2013  
#3 - fantastic!
posted March 31st, 2013  
Such a precious little thing. I love that her personality jumps out of the photograph - Lovely portrait :)
posted April 1st, 2013  
Great POV.
posted April 1st, 2013  
Such a unique, engaging pose -- Nuala is just beautiful!
posted April 2nd, 2013  
Good stuff George. I'm just seeing this photo for the first time now via the PP. Love ya work! Fav, and if I wasn't already following I would.
posted April 3rd, 2013  
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