On March 21st, we celebrate World Down Syndrome day and it's an incredibly special day to us here at Dr. Noze Best. Our founder, Dr. Steven Goudy was inspired by the needs of this patient population when creating the NozeBot because children with Down syndrome are predisposed to chronic nasal congestion, nasal drainage, and more frequent sinus infections, partly due to a smaller nose and nasal sinuses.
Because of this, the NozeBot was born and has helped so many children in the Down Syndrome population breathe better when they are sick, navigating RSV, or experiencing everyday congestion.
As the most common chromosomal disorder, Down Syndrome affects approximately 1 in every 700 babies. Increasing your understanding of Down Syndrome and how to best support a child with the diagnosis promotes early intervention and effective care.
5 Charities to Support on World Down Syndrome Day
Throughout the year, we donate a portion of all sales to the National Down Syndrome Congress and other organizations that help improve the lives of those with Down syndrome. To honor this day that is very near and dear to us, we're highlighting some of our favorite charities to support year-round.
National Down Syndrome Congress
The National Down Syndrome Congress is dedicated to an improved world for individuals with Down syndrome. We are the leading national resource of support and information for anyone touched by or seeking to learn about Down syndrome. Educate. Advocate. Empower. Inspire.
National Down Syndrome Society
Founded in 1979, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) supports and advocates for the Down syndrome community by focusing on three key areas of programming: Resources & Support, Policy & Advocacy, and Community Engagement. Within these focus areas, NDSS engages in various activities, events, and programs on topics that are critical to our community, such as federal and state advocacy and public policy, health and wellness, education, and employment.
Gigi's Playhouse changes the lives of those in the down Syndrome community through the consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based, and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community, through a replicable playhouse model.
National Association for Down Syndrome
NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. It was founded in Chicago in 1961 by parents who chose to go against medical advice and raised their children with Down syndrome at home. Their pioneering efforts have made it easier for later generations of individuals with Down syndrome to be accepted by their families and communities, to develop their capabilities, and to work towards independence.
Down Syndrome International
Down Syndrome International is a UK based international disabled people's organization, comprising a membership of individuals and organizations from all over the world, committed to improving quality of life for people with Down syndrome, promoting their right to be included on a full and equal basis with others.
Looking for more ways to support World Down Syndrome Day? Share these articles:
- What is Down Syndrome and How Can The NozeBot Help?
- 3 Important Facts About Down Syndrome
- Everything Parents Need to Know About a Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) Diagnosis
We hope that these 5 charities to support on World Down Syndrome Day inspire you to not only make a donation, but learn more about spreading Down Syndrom awareness.
Have a favorite Down Syndrome charity you this should be on this list? Message us on Instagram and let us know!
A clear nose means better sleep.
The Nozebot is a battery-powered suction device designed to clear nasal congestion in babies and children.