Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Researchers are making great strides in identifying the genes on Chromosome 21 that cause the characteristics of Down syndrome. Many feel strongly that it will be possible to improve, correct or prevent many of the problems associated with Down syndrome in the future.

I only have a moment to write, but I wanted to make this entry. I was on Facebook this morning & I saw that one of my "friends" took the "How Retarded Are You?" Quiz. I was shocked to see that there was such a thing. This "friend" was only someone I went to school with, not someone I would truly call a "friend". I know it's all in fun, but come on. I find it very offensive. That comment offends so many people & it could possibly include my daughter! I know, I have become the Mommy with a cause, the one who won't shut up, the one who looks for the meaning in everything, the one who is always fighting, standing up for her children...so be it. I am proud of who I am & what I am fighting for. I intend to contact Facebook to try to get rid of that Quiz. Someone has to step up, right? It might as well be Emmie's Mommy! :)

Any thoughts on this? Gotta run. Emmie's crying & the therapist will be here any minute.



  1. How insensitive.... and sad....

    You are doing a great job as a mom and I find your posts very inspiring. We need people like you to stand up for what is right and what is kind.

  2. Lacey,

    I sent you a friend request on FB. I will forward a link to you for a group that works to get that kind of stuff off FB.

  3. I find that quiz horribly offensive and already contact FB before reading your post. One of my "friends" took the same quiz which makes me think less of the people who participate in an activity with such hateful language.

    Swearing? Doesn't bother me.

    Ridiculous use of "LOL"? Annoying, but not enough to frustrate me.

    Hateful language? Absolutely not allowed.