Actor, Singer, PB&J Connoisseur – Introducing 2017 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Ambassador: Marcus Sikora

From the Global Down Syndrome Foundation official release:

As an author, singer, actor and self-advocate, Marcus Sikora has already accomplished more in his life than most other 26-year-olds. Now he’s gathering yet another accomplishment as the 2017 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Ambassador.

When it comes to describing the Nebraska native, many people tend to use the word creative. The description aligns perfectly with Marcus’ ambitions, in 2015 he released his first animated short and children’s book Black Day: The Monster Rock Band to wildly positive reviews.

“I’ve always liked to make stories,” Marcus

Marcus’ Big Announcement Number Two (with video)

Hello Friends,

Can you believe that the excitement keeps coming?

Here’s another exciting event coming up:

 

From the Global Website:

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More about the Be Beautiful, Be Yourself Event here.

And, the story of Marcus taking on the Universe, suitable for sharing, either here on the website or Here on the HuffPost.

 

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A Gift From the Universe to Change the World

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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

On Rainy Days and Learning to Live in the Moments

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You never know…

Sitting with another mother at the Be Beautiful, Be Yourself Fashion Show, talking about Marcus’ and my crazy schedule this year. I told her, “I debated whether we should push it and do this. So much else going on. But then I thought, Don’t wait. You never know what the next year will bring, grab it all today while we can.”

“Yes,” she agreed, “Especially with our guys, you never know how long we’ll have.”  

I nodded. It’s true. Who knows?  

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