Melanie made this bracelet for you; it’s a Down Syndrome Awareness Bracelet. Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all, or part of a third copy of chromosome 21.
The 21 white beads represent the 21st chromosome, the 3 colored beads represent the extra chromosome and the heart represents the endless love these children give to us.
Hi my name is Melanie Deluca. I am 22 years old and I work part-time at McDonald’s. I love all kinds of sports and I am involved in many activities, including basketball, cheer, dance, and gymnastics. I love keeping busy and hanging out with my friends. During my spare time, I work on my gift tags and bracelets. My mom and I work together, she cuts out the designs for the gift tags and I glue them together. I lay out all the beads for my bracelets and string them on the wire and my mom will put the clasp on them. We make a great team!