Conquering Fear with Love

We came across an article titled, “Down Syndrome: A Year of Grief and Joy”. The title at first stood out, grief and down syndrome are two words that do not go together in our book. As the article continued on, it become clear that the feelings this mother was going through are similar to those that many of our families originally feel or have felt. There is so much unknown and so much the general public is typically not aware of. Genevieve Shaw Brown takes the reader on an emotional journey over the past year. Emotions that many of our followers and family members can relate to…

… he will know that there was a time I was very scared to be his mom. For that I will always be sorry. But he’ll also know that even though I was scared, my love for him was stronger than the fear. And that he has brought me nothing but pride and joy.

Read the full article here

How lucky can one guy be?

How lucky can one guy be? Very! If you are Charlie Gainey that is. Charlie, a Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete, in one day, won a Special Olympics swim meet, took Ms. Minnesota, Danielle Hooper to prom, and was elected prom king!

Leading up to the night, Charlie’s dad explained, “…it’s been kind of tough to control Charlie’s excitement…” See the video here on Good Morning America (ABC). Or read more about Charlie and Ms. Minnesota, Danielle Hooper here.

This story warms our hearts and proves if you dream it, you can achieve it!