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What Marcus Taught Me in Iceland

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The Most Important Lesson from our Trip Happened in Iceland. Can you imagine what it’s like to have your own child’s value, as a human being, debated? A world where you regularly encounter the opinion of scientists and doctors who are literally working to eliminate the entire segment of humanity of which your child is a part…and it all happens without public outrage. In fact, it is happening throughout entire cultures. I frequently listen to the band Of Monsters and Men when I am writing.

Highlights from our trip

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Highlights from our travel journal: As many good vacations do, this one began on a Friday morning at what Marcus calls “Dark early.” “I hate dark early!” he said. Don’t we all?  Getting up at 4:00 am (after getting settled at about midnight, everything sneaks up on you, you know?) To hurry up and wait and hurry up and wait. Short flight #1, short layover, on to flight number two – Yea! Marcus decided Mimosa was the way to fly and I agreed. Cheers! Marcus holding a mimosa

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Marcus holding the US flag while in Glasgow during the World Down Syndrome Congress   We have been "quiet" because we've been busy, in Scotland at the World Down Syndrome Congress, where we met many new friends from around the world.   Where Marcus showed Black Day: The Monster Rock Band in this international forum.   “What do you think he saw?” Black Day! At #wdsc2018 — Mardra Sikora (@MardraSikora) July 27, 2018 Where I listened to doctors and researchers and became inspired and hopeful. There's

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Starter Press for Be Beautiful, Be Yourself

Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s fashion show brings out the stars Models with Down syndrome, such as 2017 Global Down Syndrome Foundation Ambassador Marcus Sikora, will be joined on the runway of next month’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show by such celebrities as Oscar-winning actress Maris Tomei, Eva Longoria, Joe Manganiello, Tony-winning Denis O’Hare, actor-author-comedian and Global board member John C, McGinley, Jamie Foxx and more. International supermodel and apparel designer Madeleine Stuart will receive the 2017 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award at the glamorous event. Read More -   

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Marcus’ Interview on WYFF (Video)

It's all GO around here (and beyond) in the month of October. Last weekend we had a whirlwind trip to Greenville, SC. Where we met up with good friends, old and new, and had some great events. But what you want to see is right here: Marcus' morning interview on WYFF: Wondering where in Greenville you can pick up a copy of Black Day: The Monster Rock Band? M. Judson Books and Musical Innovations!       

Video Interview with Marcus

Did you catch this on Meriah Nichols' blog? Marcus is part of a great series call "Voices from the Disability Community" As an ally, I learn so much from these, and we're delighted Marcus was invited to partake. Voices From The Disability Community: Marcus Sikora Marcus Sikora is the first Voice interview via video! Like a lot of other things he does, he’s breaking ground here. Check it out here:  

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