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Tracy

I am the mother of three little girls. My youngest is six years old and has Down syndrome. I was shocked and upset to recieve the prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, but over the years I have found that raising a child with Down syndrome is not what all the resources would lead one to believe.... Full Bio
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Showtime 2013 by Tracy Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome   This is Rachel with her volunteer, Mrs. Trudy.  She is such a sweet lady.  She and her husband are snowbirds, and she made her husband wait until the riding season wa ... Read on »
Hillsborough River State Park, March 2013 by Tracy Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The campsite.   The cool weather made for great hiking along the Hillsborough River.  The water was so clear you could see the bottom.  The girls al ... Read on »
Labs, Braces, And Paint by Tracy Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We got the results back from Rachel's lab work and everything points to Celiac Disease.  We have an appointment with a Pediatric gastroenterologist on Monday.  I came home t ... Read on »
Hey, It's Me Again! by Tracy Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I think about this poor neglected blog often, and think I need to sit down and write about this or that, but when I actually sit down, my mind goes blank.  I had to go back ... Read on »
Sweet Home Alabama January 2013 by Tracy Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome  Our trip home to Alabama was fun.  Cold, but fun!  The visit consisted of riding lawn mowers; visiting with family we have not seen in quite some time; ... Read on »
The Case Of The Missing Teeth by Tracy Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Ouch!  She is a real trooper about it all. She does very well for the dentist and doesn't complain as the anesthesia wears off.  She still won't smile for the camera f ... Read on »
Sweet Home Alabama 2012 by Tracy Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Taking a break from the summer heat.  I swear it is hotter in Alabama than it is in Florida.  At least to our part of Florida.  More swinging!  I love all the ... Read on »
Roughin' It by Tracy Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Rachel plays in the "surf."  I love the Gulf of Mexico!  It is not rough like it is over here on the Atlantic side of the state.   The west coast allows for some ... Read on »
My Covergirl by Tracy Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The barn where Rachel goes riding was having their annual charity event last Saturday.  The newspaper was doing a write up about the barn, the charity event, and the company ... Read on »
Growing Up by Tracy Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I have not done a catch up post in forever......so it is about time, I guess.  The school year is zipping by so quickly.  The girls only have eight more weeks before summe b ... Read on »
Spring Break 2012 by Tracy Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The girls have been on Spring Break this week, so we went camping at the first of the week.  We went to Talbot Island State Park, which is just south of Amelia Island.  Even ... Read on »
World Down Syndrome Day 2012 by Tracy Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I love this video.  All the comments are so true!  Read on »
Know Me First by Tracy Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day!  What better time to get the word out there that Down syndrome is not the horrible syndrome that is described in the medical papers of ... Read on »