Posts by G Taylor

Our Stories – Charlotte Rice

Posted by on Sep 2, 2020 in Our Stories | 0 comments

Our daughter, Charlotte, was born early at 27 weeks. We had had an inkling that she might have Down syndrome based on preliminary clues that our doctor had seen but never got any sort of confirmation before I went into labor. When she was born, there were so many other complications that Down syndrome seemed really trivial as far as things we should be concerned about. But as she got healthier, it was something that started worrying me. What did Down syndrome mean? What things would she be able to do? How different was this going to be from what I had been expecting? We received a...

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Our Stories – Charlie and Milo McConnel

Posted by on Sep 1, 2020 in Our Stories | 0 comments

My name is Julie McConnel and my youngest boys, Charlie and Milo, are fraternal twins both with a diagnosis of Down syndrome. We received the news of our double lottery win when I was about 18 weeks pregnant. At the time we had no idea just how lucky we were and we struggled with the uncertainty of a future raising not just one, but two children with an extra chromosome. We were afraid we might not be the best equipped to care for them and even considered finding an adoptive family for them. I’m so thankful that we chose to act in faith rather than fear and decided to parent our two boys,...

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COVID-19 Updates

Posted by on Apr 24, 2020 in Our Stories, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hello TVDSA. These are certainly different times we are in now. To put a TVDSA spin on it, we would hope that these days would be “More Alike Than Different” than pre-pandemic, but that does not seem to be the reality of it. We hope that you and yours are staying safe. As we are sure you have heard by now, TVDSA is going through a few changes. We obviously were not expecting a pandemic to throw a wrench into our already rearranged 2020 slate of events. To ensure we are communicating as transparently as possible, we wanted to post an update to make sure everyone is in the loop...

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Idaho Gives 2020

Posted by on Apr 21, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Idaho Gives is a statewide giving program that is usually one day of giving. This year, to compensate for our inability to get together in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Idaho has the ability to give for TWO WEEKS! taking place from April 23rd to May 7th, 2020, and it’s all online! This year for two amazing weeks, people across our state come together for Idaho nonprofits. It’s a time to celebrate the awesome work of Idaho’s nonprofits and benefit from the power of many. Idaho comes together – be a part of it! This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even...

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WDSD 2020

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020 in Outreach & Awareness | 0 comments

TVDSA VIRTUAL World Down Syndrome Day 2020 Saturday, March 21 2:00–4:00 pm Join TVDSA online and Rock Your Socks Off! Unfortunately our annual event previously scheduled at BSU has been canceled but we will still celebrate virtually online! Join us online, socialize, watch some uplifting videos and share your comments, pictures and videos this year as we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day!. Don’t forget to wear your crazy socks all day to support our loved ones with Down syndrome! You can find us online at: Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/tvdsa Instagram –...

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