It is Father’s Day, on Sunday the 7th of September in New Zealand and Australia. To celebrate, the New Zealand based Down syndrome advocacy group Saving Downs along with their friends the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation have launched a video called “My Papa”. The video is a light-hearted and joyful message about the fathers of children with Down syndrome.
This follows the success of our “Dear Future Mom” video campaign launched for the International Down Syndrome Day last 21st March, which has had over 5.6 million views. Many fathers of children with Down syndrome shared with us their desire to celebrate the father-child relationship, so “My Papa” was created.
“My Papa” celebrates being the father of a child have Down syndrome, at reassuring future fathers and breaking down discrimination and prejudice against those living with Down syndrome.
A child with Down syndrome is, above all, a child.
A father whose child has Down syndrome is, above all, a father.
Please join us in celebrating Father’s day and thanks for sharing “My Papa”.