2022 Ambassador: Aidan Musa Koddus


Handsome young boy with Down syndrome sitting on the floor,  inset into Celebrate T21 Ambassador logo
2022 Celebrate T21 Ambassador Aidan

Musa

He was born on 14 April 2017 via emergency c section when the doctors struggled to find his heartbeat. Shortly after birth the doctors told us that Musa may have Down syndrome. I didn't like the doctors choice of words which were "baby has features that don't belong to mum and dad"


I was heartbroken and didn't know what the future would hold for my tiny baby. I cried and grieved over the child I thought I'd have but didn't. One thing I knew was I would love him dearly.


I had so many negative perceptions about down syndrome and the internet was good at telling me all the things he wouldn't or would find hard to do.


4 years on I wish I could tell myself what I know now. Musa is the most incredible human being, the most determined child I know. He reminds me everyday about the important things in life and pushes me to become the best version of myself. Musa is a happy boy he loves playing with cuddly toys, praying, football, reading books, singing & dancing most of all he loves his big brother and sister who are his biggest cheerleaders.


Often when people hear about his diagnosis they start off with I'm sorry, but there's so much beauty in down syndrome oftentimes Musa’s beauty takes my breath away, his sparkling almond shaped eyes, a captivating smile that often leads to laughter so infectious that the hardest off hearts will melt in response.


For a long time I wanted to prove to the world that he's just like any other kid but I soon realised that Musa doesn't have to be like everyone else he can be different and that's ok.


“After all you can't blend in when you were born to stand out”


Let's allow our stereotypical reality to crumble and truly get to know the beautiful person hidden under the label


Written by Jannah, Aidan's Mum


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