Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 27 - Times Square

It's late so just a quick easy post. This year a picture of Ella that I submitted was picked to be included in a video shown in Times Square during the New York City Buddy Walk. This is Ella's 3rd time, out of 4 submissions, to be included in the video. They sent a link yesterday with pictures taken of the pictures during the video.

Here is a little generic fill in the blank statement that they sent out explaining it too!

NEW YORK, NY - Ella Grace Bode of Spokane,WA, will appear in lights on Broadway on Saturday, September 24, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) video presentation, which promotes the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

The photo of Ella, who has Down syndrome, was selected from over 1,200 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. Over 200 photographs will appear in the video, which will be shown on the larger-than-life MTV plasma screen, located in the heart of Times Square.

Ella is pictured riding the therapy horse, Sugar.

The Times Square video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. The video presentation will be followed by the 17th Annual New York City Buddy Walk® in Central Park. This year, Buddy Walk events will be held in more than 250 cities across the country, as well as select international locations, in and around October. For information about the NDSS Buddy Walk Program, visit or call 800-221-4602.

About NDSS

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

And there is my baby girl : )

1 comment:

Becca said...

Yay!!! Love it. :-) Sammi's been up there twice, but didn't get picked this year. Eh, there's always next year! Love the blurb!