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Four by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Four years ago today, a beautiful little girl was born in a quaint and picturesque town along the Dneiper river in southeastern Ukraine.   What should have been a day f ... Read on »
You Are the Flower of the Family by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome ...and you bloomed :). Sibling Love--Emmy's Birthday Card for Alina Alina's fourth birthday is tomorrow.  I have new pictures to post, and thoughts ... Read on »
Heard Recently Around Our House by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Bridget, when she hears the microwave beep: “Mommy! Poppy ready!” (your coffee is ready!) “Oh, what that ‘mell?  'Mell like poppy. ‘Mell good!” (What’s that smell?  It smel ... Read on »
Sisters, Daughters, Granddaughters, Cousins, Nieces, Neighbors, Friends... by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome People.  Bridget and Alina are people. They are not worth less because they happen to have a diagnosis which includes intellectual disability.   They have worth, and ... Read on »
Love for Yana & Family...The Winners! by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We have winners (drawn by random.org) and I am excited to announce them! **Thank you to everyone who donated, blogged or posted about this giveaway on facebook.** ... Read on »
DownSyndrome Achieves (A New Era in Advocacy, Part II) by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome If you love someone with Down syndrome, you owe it to yourself--and to all individuals with Ds--to be educated on the history and current state of Down syndrome advocac ... Read on »
For Alina by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I've posted this before, but it has new meaning now...since we have our blonde, blue-eyed girl.   Our Fragile Emissary by  Nancy Tupper Ling With modern scr ... Read on »
Love for Yana & Family...A Giveaway! by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Dear Friends,  It's February, the perfect month to spread a little love and kindness. I know a family who could really use a little (or a lot!) of both right now.  This ... Read on »
Alina, Troublemaker by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This is who/what Alina has doing her dirty work: His name is Peaco, and he is an Ugly Doll (Brian and Emmy have collections, and they frequently end up scattered thro ... Read on »
A New Era in Advocacy for Down Syndrome by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome By driving innovations in research, education, and political advocacy, we will assure that individuals with Down syndrome can lead meaningful and fulfilling lives un ... Read on »
Don't spend your precious time ... by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is ... Read on »
Pretty in Pink & Pure Love by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today marks the beginning of a month we traditionally associate with love and the heart.  It is a time to exchange sweet and meaningful messages, to spread goodness and ... Read on »
Nine Months by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Alina has been home for nine months, today. In the span of a typical pregnancy, this little girl has worked her way into our hearts and lives like she has always ... Read on »
Saving Normal by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome A new, less-invasive and accurate blood test to detect Down syndrome early in a pregnancy will be available to the masses before long. It is being billed as a test "wh ... Read on »
A New Year by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome And some new pictures to go with it :). She's from Ukraine alright :), this girl loves high heels! And can walk in them! Alina is o ... Read on »
Please Say Yes by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Olga  Olga is due for transfer very soon, and she has a HUGE grant...$12,549 already raised for her adoption. Kareen already has $3,276 i ... Read on »
From Our Home to Yours by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome ~Wishing you Love and Light this holiday season and throughout the year~ The Peele Family Read on »
Moments Like These by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome ...more than make up for the moments of chaos around here ;).   Waiting for the bus New dress-up outfits from Nana Ch ... Read on »
A New Life by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Tonight, as we were sitting in our family room watching The Sing Off , Alina was all cuddled up next to me on the couch. She had two baby dolls and Minnie Mouse tucked in u ... Read on »