When you have a child with special needs, all you want more than anything in this world is for them to be happy. For them to live a life that is jubilant, and regardless of their needs, to be accepted whole heartedly. I guess that goes for any child really, but even more so for the children who will face far more challenges than others. Being a mother to a micro preemie, who has special needs, these feelings run deep.
Hindsight is 20/20, and the greatest gift I could have ever received is being blessed with a special needs child. Olivia has taught me so much in her four years of life, and has brought me so much joy–the jubilant kind.
I was privileged to have the beautiful Emmee, who has down syndrome, model for one of our Spring fashion shoots. At the first glance of these photos, her vibrant personality and joy instantly inspired me. Making my heart smile bigger than I could imagine, I couldn't be more proud to have such an extraordinary little girl be apart of the brand and our message. Raising awareness, in all the many areas that is needed, is a huge part of why I do what I do.
In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, we are donating a portion of of proceeds to Emmee's foundation to help raise awareness! If you'd like to join in, you can do so by ordering from us here, or donating directly to her foundation, 21 Up Street!
Psst. Make sure to use discount code "WDSD" to get 21% off your order.