Sunday, August 22, 2010

In The News!

Since Osiyyah's picture will be featured in the slideshow played at the NDSS Buddy Walk in September in Times Square, our local newspaper, the Tahlequah Daily Press, ran a short article on it.

Moodys child to be Broadway ambassador

(photograph is here in the newspaper article. Under it, it reads "Osiyyah Fish, pictured with a newborn lamb on the farm, will be a part of the National Down Syndrome Society's video that will play in Times Square in New York City)

*He'll show how Down Syndrome children can have big roles in society.

Osiyyah Fish of Moodys will appear in lights on Broadway on Saturday, Sept. 25, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society's video production to demonstrate that people with DOwn syndrome can be successfully included in community activities, education and employment.

The photo of Osiyyah, who has Down syndrome, was selected from over 1,000 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. Approximately 225 photographs will appear in a video production to be shown on the larger-than-life MTV plasma screen, in the heart of Times Square. The video presentation, produced by NDSS, illustrates children, teens and adults with Down syndrome working, playing and learning with friends and family.

The Times Square video production kicks off National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, which inclues the 2010 Buddy Walk. This year, walks will be held in more than 275 cities across the country, as well as many international walks. For information about National Down Syndrome Awareness Month or the NDSS Buddy Walk, visit or call (800) 221-4602.

The National Down Syndrome Society is a nonprofit organization with more than 350 affiliates nationwide representing the 400,000 Americans who have Down syndrome. The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.



Far Above Rubies said...

Congratulations. ;-) xox

Windmills and Tulips

Adelaide Dupont said...

That is a star article.

Very well-written.

It would have been great to see O feed the lamb.

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