Don’t let Joel’s grumpy face fool you, he was just confused and sleepy from his car nap. (It was an hour long drive)
A couple of weeks ago we went to the Magical Dance Party hosted by Upside Downs. It was a great time and I’ve been wanting to share about it and I don’t know what took me so long but here it is!
Upside Downs is an amazing organization that I recently found out about. I don’t remember how I came across them, but most likely it was through work. I have fallen in love with them. What honestly drew me to them was that I saw that my all time favorite celebrity, John Tucker from Born This Way was going to be at the party. I️ immediately got too excited…
So, I️ want to brag about this organization for a bit. Upside Downs Mission Statement is:
“Upside Downs, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping the Down syndrome community through new parent support, recreational activities, raising awareness and advocating for a brighter future. We are a local affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society and the National Down Syndrome Congress. Our goal is to promote the “Upside” and positive aspects of Down syndrome and further our belief that Anything is possible with Down syndrome.”
They are doing all kinds of things for people with Down syndrome and they’ve won my heart. They provide new families with gift baskets and kind words. They do amazing free events like one we went to, not only do they do that but at this party, every single guest with Down syndrome wins a prize. (Joel won tickets to see the Saints. It was his very first game) they also do a lot with self advocates. They are super great and I️ encourage families to look them up!
Joel had such a fun night. He literally danced as much as he wanted and was super sweaty. His favorite person there that night was Elsa! Here’s what Joel’s night looked like:
See! Joel had fun! It was a great night, thanks Upside Downs😊