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A Gift From the Universe to Change the World

coffee shop

My son, Marcus, and I have had many writing sessions and meetings with collaborators at our neighborhood coffee shop, particularly while we were working on his first book for children and the accompanying animated short. We also wrote the speech we gave at the United Nations building there earlier this year. Today I write solo and the notebook to my right has the lyric, “The universe is resting in my arms” (from Nina Gordan’s song “Tonight”) written and

Marcus Sikora Global’s 2017 Ambassador Video

Marcus’ Big Night

at the Be Beautiful, Be Yourself 

included a tribute video.

To start with, Marcus gave a speech in front of 1200+ people under the spotlights. (That speech is here). He spoke to journalists and faced the flashing cameras on the runway. (One of my favorites is here). And he ROCKED the runway. Marcus and the Stars!

Like most successful, public events, it came after a lot of practice. He practiced his speech. He practiced his model “moves.” It also helps how many big events he has been a part of this year, TV interviews, speaking

Marcus and the Stars

Are you effing kidding me?! I want to tell you all about everything, but…is  too much! Pictures are worth a thousand words, right? So let’s start with this video:


Alright, yeah, Jamie Foxx was cool.

Then there was Madeline Stuart, her Mum, and entourage, I was a bit of a fan-girl, there. I tried to look calm, but I’m not gonna lie – the fact that she walked alongside Marcus at the finale’ just made my heart EXPLODE.

Front Page News

For the second time, Marcus is Front Page News.

 

Today’s Headline:

Omaha actor, writer, advocate wears many hats

Ambassador for Down syndrome group will walk the runway this weekend

It begins:

Last year, Marcus Sikora — a 27-year-old Omaha writer, actor and fashion model with Down syndrome — got to walk the runway with an Oscar-winning actress. This weekend, he’ll walk with another.

Sikora is the 2017 ambassador for the Denver-based Global Down Syndrome Foundation. He’s also a model in the organization’s annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show. The events draw some pretty