Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Down Syndrome Awareness Video and Contest

In celebration of the National Down Syndrome Awareness Month I have created this video, Extra C. Please help me spread the message that every child is a gift, even if the wrapping is a little different.

The music was composed and played by C.S. Bezas, an incredibly talented and creative musician. Please visit her website www.csbezasmusic.com to hear more of her beautiful music.

As a thank you to all who spread this message and share this video, I will sponsor a contest and give away a copy of my book, Heaven Scent, to the winner.

In order to qualify for the contest you can post this video on your website and/or blog and/or make a comment on this video at YouTube and/or pass this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGO5wqldyAo to people on your email lists. Just leave a comment on this post, or email me, and let me know what you did to help spread this message and I'll enter you into the drawing. The contest will run until midnight October 24th.
On October 25th one of my kids will draw a name from those that qualify and you'll receive a signed copy of my book.

Thank you for helping me to change attitudes about Down syndrome. Enjoy the video.

12 comments:

Mary said...

What a beautiful video. Your family looks like happy bunch. I have seven children and have never, ever, ever regretted having any of them or all of them. We just have more love.
I put a link to the video on my blog for other to enjoy. Enter me in your contest. I would love to read your book.

Hazel said...

This video touched me in that special place in my heart that can only be reached by the Spirit. I feel tender love for this little "extra c" who will always be a SPECIAL child of God. What a blessing he will be to his family. Thank you so-o-o much for sharing him with us.

COOLWHIP said...

Thank you for sharing your son and family. My daughter is 3, and #4 out 5 and hopefully more kids, and has brought something unique (as our other kids have) to our family. Kelli
coolwhipandfamily.blogspot.com/

Heather Justesen said...

Rebecca, I posted your video on my blog. http://heatherjustesen.blogspot.com/2008/10/extrac-c.html

Rachelle said...

Rebecca-what a fantastic video! I was very touched and think your son is darling. You have a beautiful family and a beautiful outlook on life. :)

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Rebecca - I absolutely love this video! It's beautiful! And a wonderful way to remind us that even though we have differences, we all have things in common, too. Thank you! I posted the video on my blog.

COOLWHIP said...

Oh yeah, I linked to your video.

ali said...

What a beautiful baby Rebecca! And I lovely video. I saw it on Heather's blog and it's awesome. Cindy did an amazing job with the music too.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Good job, Rebecca and Cindy! That was a beautiful message and I loved the music.

Sheesh, now I want to come hug your baby!

La Mujer Loca said...

I really liked your video. It created the basis for good conversation with my 10-year-old about abortion, down syndrome, eternal families, and how we're all different.

Thanks.

Rachelle said...

I think you might not have got my email, but I did link to you for this great video.
http://rachellewrites.blogspot.com/2008/10/extra-c.html
:)

Rebecca Talley said...

Thanks, Rachelle.

And thanks to all of you who have commented and watched my little video. It means a lot to me.