#StrongLikeYou: Oakley from Nothing Down About It
October is Down syndrome awareness month, and I can’t think of a better person who is raising awareness about Down syndrome than Oakley Peterson from Nothing Down About It.
Oakley didn’t know her son, Welles, would have Down syndrome until after she gave birth. While at first she was overwhelmed by the idea of having a child with Down syndrome, Oakley found that Welles’ extra chromosome was (and is) her greatest blessing.
Wanting to be a mouthpiece for Welles, Oakley started her blog “Nothing Down About It.” Her goal is to help raise awareness about the high quality of life people with Down syndrome have and to help give support to moms that have children with Down syndrome.
Oakley’s positivity, strength, and love for Welles is so inspiring and definitely makes us a little teary (confession: I needed like a whole box of tissues after watching that video). We’re so excited to have her as part of our #StrongLikeYou series!