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Debbie Fisher

My name is Debbie, I live in Northern California where it is hot in the summer and mild in the winter. My family includes 9 month old Annelies, who was Dx with Down syndrome at birth, and 2 1/2 yr old Marco, who is on the HF side of the Autism spectrim (just recently dx). I share some of my... Full Bio
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Oct 25th, 2011: Holland Revisited by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Most of us are familiar with the poem " Welcome To Holland " by Emily Perl Kingsley.  Being from there, I have been asked about my opinion about this poem.  It also recentl ... Read on »
Oct 23rd: Yuki by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. ~Mohandas Gandhi You came into our lives the wa ... Read on »
Sept 17th, 2011: Two Worlds by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome When I was 15, my parents divorced and subsequently my mom took my brother and I to the US to give her next marriage a shot.  Moving at 15, after a divorce (which was diffi ... Read on »
03/13/11 13.1 (Lots of 1's and 3's in this title!) by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I have been asked to share a little bit about my half marathon experience, so I will.  I am generally not too eager to write about myself, but this was an experience that I ... Read on »
Feb 6th, 2011: Annelies's World of Opportunity Just Got a Little Bigger by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome From the first day Annelies came into our lives, I looked for opportunity for her (once I got past the self-pity part).  I read hopeful stories in blogs and on other websit ... Read on »
Jan 1, 2010: Marco Has a Girlfriend by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Really never imagined it would go this way.  Also did not think it would happen quite so soon but alas, my first born has lost his heart at the tender age of not-quite-4.  ... Read on »
Dec 31, 2010: Looking To The New Year by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I did not make any resolutions because I learned early on that making a resolution for me is the quickest way to stop whatever habit the resolution required FAST.  So at th ... Read on »
Dec 14th, 2010: Something Nice Happened at Work Today by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I never blog about my job or the company I work for, but today I am! I work at a large International Mutual Fund company, called Franklin Templeton, and have been there for ... Read on »
Dec 12th, 2010: Annelies Cracks Me Up... by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome ...Her room looks like we had a toy drive, thanks to her many friends who visited her birthday party.  Yet THIS is what she chooses to play with.  (She goes all ... Read on »
Nov, 2010; Almost 2 Years!!! by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Annelies turns 2 years old in less than a month!  Thinking back it feels like a lifetime has passed in a short time.  And then sometimes it feels like her birthdate was yes ... Read on »
November 14, 2010: Our First Photoshoot With Both Kiddo's by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Here are a few pictures of the kiddo's taken by a friend/colleague of mine who is exploring the "world of photography", trying to see if it is something he would like to pu ... Read on »
Nov 2, 2010; Halloween! by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This year, Marco got to go Trick or Treating for the very first time.  Initially we were wondering if it was even a good idea or if he would catch on to the idea.  What wer ... Read on »
Our Vacantion: Part II by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome    Marco enjoyed going on small hikes.  Can't wait until Annelies hikes with us, it is the best way to see nature!    ... Read on »
Oct 16th: Monica and David...Saw it, Processing it, Some Thoughts by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Like most parents of kid's who have that extra chromosome, I have been awaiting the release of the film "Monica and David" for about a year now. Trailers I saw until now se ... Read on »
Our Vacation, Part 1 by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Here are some pictures from the trip we took in September. This part covers Idaho and Yellowstone. Enjoy!!! OK! Ready to hit the Open Road!!! There was NO R ... Read on »
Oct 6. 2010: Will You Step Up with Us? by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Dear All, The day Annelies was born one of the nurses on my floor made a connection between me and a Mom in the room next to me. Kathy’s 3½ year old son, David, has Dow ... Read on »
Sept 21, 2010: A Short Story by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I wrote a very short story, imagining myself at a future event in Annelies's life. I am well aware that her life will probably not go the way I imagined in the story, and ... Read on »
Sept 7th, 2010: Road Trip with a Delay by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Yesterday was the big day! We were so excited to embark on our first big Road Trip with Marco! Annelies is at Grandma's house, we decided it would be a bit too much for h ... Read on »
Sept 3, 2010: Big Boy Bed and Surgery for Marco by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The other day, Aaron asked me if I thought it might be a good idea to remove one of the rails from Marco's crib. I told him to go for it, so he did. Marco had an absolute ... Read on »
Aug 23rd, 2010: Back To School by Debbie Fisher Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Most of you may think I am talking about kids. But this is about me, and my kids are not quite of school age anyway. Today, I went back to SCHOOL! Scary! I went to Sier ... Read on »