Thank OshKosh B’Gosh! Boy with Down syndrome is the face of Christmas ads!
Georgia mom, Meagan Nash, is working hard to change perceptions about Down syndrome and she’s making great headway. As a result of her efforts, OshKosh B’Gosh has chosen her son Asher who has Down syndrome to be part of the face of their holiday advertising campaign!
Please take a moment to thank OshKosh B’Gosh for choosing to celebrate the life of Asher and the lives of all children with Down syndrome.
Tragically, many people in our culture believe all unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome should be aborted. In fact, France recently banned a video highlighting the joy and happiness Down syndrome children experience and bring to their parents. Why? Apparently, the video could upset women who had aborted their children with Down syndrome!
We must fight back against this stigma that leads to death for so many handicapped children. All people have inherent dignity and worth. A person with Down syndrome is made in the image of God just as much as a person without Down syndrome.
That is why we should applaud those who bravely choose to celebrate the lives of children with Down syndrome.
Initially, the adverting agency working with OshKosh said they weren’t interested in Asher because they weren’t looking to highlight special needs children. But his mom Meagan wouldn’t take no for an answer. Meagan put the photos on the Internet, they went viral, and soon after she was approached by the company asking Asher to be one of their baby models.
Notice the power of the Internet. Meagan and Asher were initially rejected due to his disability. But then, once the company saw how many people were in favor of Asher, they chose to feature him!
We have real power to change the conversation about human dignity through our internet engagement. When you sign this petition and ask your friends to sign this petition, you are sending a powerful message to the business community and the wider culture that we believe in supporting children with Down syndrome and all children.
Please sign this petition. Together, we can change the cultural perception of people with Down syndrome and help create a culture of life!
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