By: Regina McMenamin Lloyd
* Why does she use the BIG swing?
* Why does she moan?
* Why does she eat different foods?
* Why does she still use a stroller?
She answers these with the refrain, "that's just how it is with my sister and me."
"While we are walking, Lulu makes funny noises because she's happy. Often, people stop and stare but I don't care. That's how it is with my sister and me. "
In the above quote, Dunham is teaching all children something they may be painfully familiar with or blissfully unaware of. This particular experience is what I use to define diversity, being constantly on the receiving end of an unwanted stare. She simplifies it for children, but the idea is there, keep moving that person it isn't about you it is about them.
Proceeds for this book will go to Chromosome 18 Registry and a Research Society. This non-profit public charity supports individuals with chromosome 18 abnormalities along with their families. This is done through education, community involvement and clinical research. Our hope is that these avenues will lead to a better quality of life for those affected by this disorder.
Kate Butler, Taralee A. O'Malley-Hurff, Alicia DiFabio, Julie Chamberlain Knapp, Me, J.J. Cannon, Traci Dunham and Caroline Kalfas