Our Stories

WDSD 2020

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020 in Our Stories | 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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The Peanut Butter Falcon

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Our Stories, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Peanut Butter Falcon Attention all movie fans! This is one you can not miss.   This must-see indie film stars Zack Gottsagen, an accomplished actor who happens to have Down syndrome, multi-talented Shia LaBeouf, and award-winning Dakota Johnson. This movie was the winner of the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival and will be premiering in limited release on August 9th.  We have not been able to confirm this yet but it is rumored that Boise is one of the cities selected for this honor. If that does not happen then we should have it available locally during the...

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2019 TVDSA Buddy Walk

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019 in Our Stories, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Join us for the 17th Annual TVDSA Buddy Walk Saturday, October 12, 11:00 am Walk begins at Cecil D. Andrus Capitol Park Registration begins July 1, 2019 TVDSA Members with Down syndrome can register for FREE! ​Please email: registration@idahodownsyndrome.org for the coupon code for TVDSA members! Click here to register now The Buddy Walk is a great opportunity for those of us who love someone with Down syndrome to share our feelings with everyone we know! Yes, the walk is the biggest fundraiser of the year for TVDSA, but it’s also a vehicle for creating community awareness....

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Amazon Smile

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Our Stories | 0 comments

Amazon Prime Day is coming. July 15th and 16th there will be deals galore. When you save you help TVDSA! Tell all your friends and family. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. You shop. Amazon gives. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support TVDSA by shopping at smile.amazon.com.  Click below to start shopping...

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End the R-word

Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 in Our Stories, Uncategorized | 2 comments

We created this video in support of the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign, an on-going initiative from Special Olympics and Best Buddies to eradicate the derogatory use of the word “retard(ed)” from everyday use and promote the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Five siblings of individuals with Down syndrome in Idaho’s Treasure Valley volunteered to help us spread the word that their brother or sister with Down syndrome is not defined by their disability. A big thanks to all those who helped us create this video by...

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Our Stories – Aaden Vranish

Posted by on Jul 31, 2011 in Our Stories | 0 comments

On December 17, 2008 a little angel sent by God was delivered into our arms. He weighed 4lbs 13oz and was 16 inches long. We went through a lot of trials and tribulations to get him here. But it was all worth it. After 4 miscarriages I was pregnant again and VERY scared this would be number 5. I spent a lot of time on my knees praying this little baby would stick. My anxiety was so high I would shake and sweat in the waiting room before seeing my doctor. I worried there wouldn’t be a heartbeat. It was very nerve breaking. I had a hard time sleeping and functioning throughout the day until a...

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