RICHMOND VIRGINIA SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY
You might remember this young lady from earlier this summer…her name is Lindsay and she is an awesome, sweet, loving young woman who will be graduating with the 2011 class of Monacan High School. I am blushing as I admit that before I did this session, my knowledge of Down Syndrome was very limited. However, I was very open with Lindsay’s mother Anne, and she answered any questions I had so that I knew what to expect the day of our session. Basically, Lindsay is just like any other girl…but to me, she is even more special because of her ability to learn, love, grow and experience life despite her disability. Lindsay is refreshingly honest and genuine, and naturally an affectionate person, especially with her momma! She is a talented dancer and is involved with Miracles in Motion, a division of Ann Catherine Cross School of Dance. Their website states that “Miracles in Motion is a dance class designed specifically for children with disabilities. The class covers many styles of dance including ballet, jazz, modern and musical theater. Every session is re-structured to meet the specific needs of each child participating. Recitals and community performances are planned to allow them the same opportunities as any other dance organization.” Not only can the children learn to be a part of a team and make friends but they are also developing their motor skills. Most importantly, they gain a sense of accomplishment and pride with each new dance move and routine they learn and perform. Show your support of this invaluable organization by visiting their MySpace Page and Facebook Page. You can “like” them and leave them a comment!
I want to wish Lindsay all the luck in the world and congratulate her on her upcoming graduation!
If you would like more information on Down Syndrome, please visit the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond website.