We had a really good day today at the zoo. Our friends Matt & Beth organized the event and we had people from all over Alabama as well as Mississippi and Atlanta. A lot of people there weren't in the picture. My family is right in the center(if you click on the pic you can see it larger - not that I need to be any larger, but that's another story, I suppose). I'm on the ground holding one end of the sign, and right behind me are Justin, Lindsey, and Tim, along with my brother, Scott.
We had ice cream and the kids colored and played together and the parents got a chance to just chat with others and meet new people dealing with the same issues, which was really nice. The t-shirts sat 'got fragile X?' on the front, and the back says '1 in 250 women and 1 in 750 men carry the gene that causes Fragile X Syndrome - find out more at fragilex.org'. We wore them all over the zoo and out to eat today, so at least a few people likely took note and maybe will look it up, learn more etc. We also had some great volunteers, one in research preparing to do some work on FX, one who works bringing community artists together with people with disabilites to provide art opportunities for them, a special needs teacher...they were all fantastic to come help us out.
The zoo has a water play area near where our meeting room was are the kids had fun there too.