On October 3, 2010 Dan, Kaili, Averi, and I are walking in the National Down Syndrome Society’s Buddy Walk under the team name ‘Can’t Keep Me DOWN.’ I am so excited for this opportunity to improve the lives of the over 400,000 people nationwide with Down Syndrome, including our precious little Averi.
Life doesn’t always turn out the way you thought it would, and it may not always be a walk in the park, but you’d be surprised by the things that end up making you happy and fulfilling you. It’s amazing that something I knew so little about just over a year ago is now a central part of my life.
When Averi was diagnosed with Down Syndrome I knew that our lives would be changed forever…and they have. We have been blessed with one of the happiest, most content babies I have ever met, with an older sister that loves her just the way she is. We have had, and still have, our struggles, but they make the good moments that much more special.
Because this journey with Down Syndrome is one that we will embrace for the rest of our lives, I am very passionate about supporting the cause to make the lives of those with DS the best they can be.
In preparation for the Buddy Walk, we are accepting donations to support the cause of the National Down Syndrome Society and their desire to fulfill the lives of many people who are taking the same journey as us. I am not the fundraiser type person but this is something I truly believe in and I am hoping that our friends and family will be able to help.
If you would like to make a contribution to our team, even just $5, it would be greatly appreciated. We love all of you and are so grateful for all of your support, thoughts, and prayers…please keep them coming because our journey is nowhere near being over!
- Go to columbusbuddywalk.org
- Click on ‘Donate’
- Click on ‘To a Team’
- Scroll down and click on our team
‘Can’t Keep Me DOWN’
- Welcome to our page!
- Click on the box that reads
‘Donate To: Can’t Keep Me DOWN’
- Thank you so much for your contribution!