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Down Syndrome NSW
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Saturday, 7 June 2008

Strong women, powerful advocates - where would we be without them?

The long lives of two mothers, both mothers of daughters with Down syndrome born in the 1940s and 1950s, were celebrated in press reports this week of their deaths at 95 and 87 respectively. The tributes highlight their powerful advocacy, not just for their own daughters, but for all people with disabilities, They would probably never have met, but they had much in common. Their stories are well worth the telling.

What would our family lives be like today without their groundbreaking leadership, and others like them, who changed our world, one family at a time? Their legacy is our children's inheritance.

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