In the family Appeltans they could World Downsyndroomdag, the day when people with down Syndrome worldwide in the spotlight be put, do not ignore it. Papa Ward Appeltans, mommy Tine Busschaert enhun kindjeren Lilith and Ernest, who was born with Down's syndrome, attracted not only the symbolic different socks, that indicate otherwise are simply very normal, but also T-shirts with meaningful messages such as ‘Down syndrome dads were created because special kids needs heroes too " or " Warning: I have an extra chromosome and I know how to use it’.
Also in The Beaver along the Schoolstraat was Ernest the star of the day. Although the nursery is something different than the other kids, he is more than welcome. “We have quite deliberately selected for inclusion, as long as it can,” says papa, Ward Appeltans. “This stimulates Ernest huge. Certainly in the area of language development. But at the same time, we find it also important for the other kids. They experienced from the first row that is different. Besides, everyone in here in Beveren Ernest because he goes to school and is belonging to be not important for everyone? Ernest is here super collected and the initiative to do something special around the World Downsyndroomdag is also totally their initiative.”