Joy

By Jackie If I could choose only one word to sum up Gina, my daughter with Down syndrome, it would be “joy”!  I know that it might sound strange to choose the word “joy” to describe a child with a disability, but I choose to focus on the joy she ... read more

By Tom I won’t apologize for being an avid golfer. I caught the bug many years ago. It’s in my bloodstream. I’ll never lose it. I love being outside in open space away from the rat race of everyday life. It gives me time to myself, alone with my tho... read more

By Amy Have you ever bought a lottery ticket? You know your odds are stacked against you, but the chance that you might win big is too much of an enticement to ignore. How exciting it would be to get that prize. Week after week, you keep buying that ticke... read more

By Joe and Linda On November 26, 1977 our daughter, Lydia, was born at Evanston Hospital. Two weeks later she was diagnosed with Down syndrome. At the time, we didn’t know anything about Down syndrome, and of course had no idea had what was in store for... read more

By Janice When Sarah was born with Down syndrome 24 years ago, I made a promise to her and to myself that I would do whatever I could to help her achieve her potential. Now as an eager young adult, Sarah is someone who expects to accomplish things. Her te... read more

By Linda When my daughter Julia was born eighteen years ago, there were a lot of “What ifs.” When she was just three years old and jumped behind the steering wheel of my car, I took a snap shot of that moment, secretly wondering if driving would ever ... read more