December 19, 2017
Dear Friend of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation,
What does it mean to be an advocate for men, women, and children with Down syndrome? We at the Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA know that it starts with believing that those with Down syndrome are just like you and me – and communicating the importance and beauty of their lives with the world around us.
For this reason, we posted a powerful short video titled ‘How do you see me?’ If you’re new to the Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA you may not have seen it. I encourage you to watch and share in a step toward standing for – and with – our brothers and sisters with Down syndrome.
As Dr. Jerome Lejeune once said, “The quality of a civilization is measured by the respect it gives to the weakest of its members.” Thirty eight percent of Americans know someone with Down syndrome and see first-hand how often they share the same aspirations, desires, and experiences.
Our society’s perception of the lives of those with Down syndrome has become more accepting and inclusive over the past decades, and we stand alongside our brothers and sisters with Down syndrome to further that positive trend. Thank you for standing with us!