By Emily When “Pomp and Circumstance” echoes through an auditorium, gym, or hall, it marks a time of accomplishment and celebration. On June 4th, this timeless song echoed through St. Thomas of Villanova church as my sister Karlee made her way down th... Read more

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 Marianne Tyler was born January 30, 1999 at 12:05 A.M.  I remember my biggest worry at the time was how the new baby would affect our 13-month-old child at home.  Would they like each other?  Would anyone in my family ever sleep again?  It was all ... 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

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