Lindale School Students showed off their socks last year in support of WDSD



World Down Syndrome Day is the international day for raising awareness for people with Down syndrome. It occurs annually on March 21 and is officially ratified by the United Nations. Among the initiatives for World Down Syndrome Day is "Lots Of Socks".  We are encouraged to wear lots of mismatched, colourful socks to represent that all of us are equal, yet different.  Moose Jaw schools will be involved today and, likely, there is a family you know that has been affected by Down's Syndrome.  One Moose Jaw family knows it all too well.  

Within a day of her son being born, Kassy Miller knew there would be some challenges.  But she never predicted this many.  Kassy and her boyfriend Adam welcomed a baby boy, Jett, into their family seven months ago.  Within a day he was diagnosed with Down's Syndrome, and because of related complications, has multiple surgeries and needs more.  They've been to Saskatoon, and are now in Calgary awaiting more treatment.  Through it all, Kassy and her boyfriend Adam (Jett's father), and Kassy's two other children (10 and 4 years of age) have remained positive.  Being away from home has meant a lot of unforseen expenses, and the family has received help from numerous areas including Ronald McDonald House and Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation.  There is also a fundraising site set up for Jett's family if you would like to contribute to "Jett's Journey" you can click here.  Craig Hemingway spoke with Kassy

Miller (in Calgary with Jett at Alberta Children's Hospital at the time) about her son's battle.