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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Nash will be on the Big Screen in NY City Times Square

Every year, NDSS reminds the world in a big way about the gifts that people with Down syndrome bring to their communities through a special video presentation on the 40-foot NBC Astrovision screen in the heart of the Times Square.

This special event is made possible by the generosity of the Panasonic, which donates 40 minutes of airtime on its world-famous screen for the NDSS broadcast. The showing takes place each year on the morning of the New York City Buddy Walk and is one of the highlights of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

NDSS receives thousands of photo submissions for the Times Square Video Contest. Because the Buddy Walk promotes acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome, the winning photographs feature children, teens and adults with Down syndrome working, playing and learning with friends and family

Nash and his buddy Andrew's picture was chosen to be shown on the Big Screen at Times Square for the NDSS Buddy Walk!

Here is the photo they chose.


He was chosen in 2002 with this photo taken when he was 8 months old:

We won't be going to NYC though. Would love to!

17 comments:

luvmypeanut said...

We'd love to go too, but my consolation prize is getting to meet this handsome little boy and his wonderful parents in October!!! :-)

Beth said...

Congratulations on Nashtater's picture being chosen for the NYC Buddy Walk! How cool!

Tara Marie said...

We are so excited for Sir Nash....and we will be there yelling real loud when your little guy appears on the big screen....

Mauzy said...

Hey TM, take a pic of the screen will ya?

Mauzy said...

Rhonda and Beth- You BOTH will be here in Oct, along with TM! I can't wait!

Rhonda you are bringing Alex aren't you?

~Melissa~ said...

How cool!!

Denise Pequignot said...

Sydney and her "boyfriend" Keegan were also chosen, we went last year. Trying for this year if we do go I'll be sure to take a pic of Nash on the big screen, its an awesome experience.

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

Congrats Nash!

mum2brady said...

LOVE the pic Jan :) And - I have always ALWAYS loved the pumpkin one :) Nash is so darling, and I cannot wait til he is grown up - he is going to be the most amazing self-advocate :)

WTG on making the Big Screen again!!! Congrats Nash :)

Laura Q said...

Oh sure, everyone can come to Indiana, but you won't get off your butt and come to NY to see our boys on the big screen? Shame on you Missy! Get your ass down here! I promise you a good time! ;)

Congrats on being in the video, there is NOTHING like seeing our kids faces when they see THEMSELVES on a 40 ft screen - tempted yet?! And bring Nicole with you!

Mauzy said...

hey Laura, send me some of that modeling money and we are there!

Just remember to take a picture, and hey, if you RSVP to the Huffman house before Sept 4 (MY BIRTHDAY) you get the guest bedroom for the IRL Oct 13 weekend. But it will expire if I don't hear from you, or in the alternative, receive money.

Clarissa said...

Just a visitor who happened upon this site and I want to say how absolutely adorable Nash is. I don't always get all gushy every time I see a photo of a little kid, but your kid has me smiling nonstop. What a glow in his smile! I'm in NYC so if I make it to Times Square, I'll definitely check it out.

Congratulations to your little Times Square celeb!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Big congrats....what a great picture.

AZ Chapmen said...

nice pic of nash . I wish I could come for the walk

Archie said...

Great photo! We'll have to send in some pics of Lili next year.
btw, we love your chapter in Gifts.

Tammy and Parker said...

That picture with Nash in the pumpkin is my all time favorite. Of course we know what happened when I tried to reproduce it with Parker......sigh.....lol!

When are all of you going to come to UTAH for a IRL?

melody is slurping life said...

How exciting. You MUST find a way to get there and snap a picture yourself.