The T21 Traveling Afghan was lovingly made by Chandos (CJ) Field, a mother of a child with Down syndrome. The afghan is making its way across the globe to families with a loved one with Down syndrome. After the afghan makes its ‘round-the-world journey, Ms. Field hopes to turn this project into a book to celebrate the afghan’s journey and promote acceptance and awareness of individuals with Down syndrome.
Fun Facts about the T21 Traveling Afghan:
- The afghan began its journey in March of 2009.
- To date, the afghan has visited 20 families in 10 different states.
- The afghan has attended 5 Buddy Walks, a Buddy Cruise and the International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association and National Down Syndrome Congress conferences.
- Over the next several months – maybe years – the afghan will embark on a journey across the US and around the world for brief stays with over 250 families patiently waiting for their turn.