All children deserve to be loved, equally
On March 21, a number of organizations in Bangladesh observed Down Syndrome Day, and on that day I remembered my own elder brother. My earliest childhood memory is of my elder brother sitting, it seemed to me, permanently, in a push-chair and sometimes in a wheelchair.
It was something that as a young child I accepted, not knowing it was unusual. My brother, who passed away in 1999 at the age of 55, had a severe learning disability, Down Syndrome, learned to walk when he was six years old, and was not able to speak.