Our Stories

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Our Stories, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Idaho Gives is a statewide, 24-hour giving day taking place on May 3rd, 2018, and it’s all online! Every year on one amazing day, people across our state come together for Idaho nonprofits. It's a day to celebrate the awesome work of Idaho’s nonprofits and benefit from the power of many. Idaho comes together—be a part of it!   TVDSA needs your help!  Please mark your calendar and tell your friends – We need your participation to not only support us directly but to help us participate in the contests during Idaho Gives.   Each year Idaho Gives...

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Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Our Stories | 0 comments

2018 TV iCan Bike Camp Back by popular demand!  In partnership with iCan Shine, TVDSA is hosting the 2018 TV iCan Bike Camp.  This camp will once again develop independent bike riders and give the participants confidence to last a lifetime!  At the TV iCan Bike Camp, riders learn to balance, pedal, steer and take off on their own, many in five days or less – a feat parents say is miraculous. We can’t do this without the help of many volunteers. Check out our camp registration page on the iCan Shine website at the link below for more information about how you can...

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Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Our Stories | 0 comments

TVDSA World Down Syndrome Day 2018 Wednesday, March 21 6:00–8:00 pm Boise State University -Allen Noble Hall of Fame   Come dance, socialize, and play catch on the Boise State Blue again this year as we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day! Light refreshments will be served. Don’t forget to wear your crazy socks all day to support our loved ones with Down syndrome! Parking will be provided in the lot next to the Allen Noble Hall of Fame. Parking attendants will be there to guide you. If you have any questions about the event, contact Erin Rosenkoetter.   Please help up...

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Amazon Smile

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

Amazon Smile

BONUS PERIOD — 3x your impact! Amazon is tripling the donation!! Until March 31st 2018, Amazon will donate 1.5% of the price of your first eligible AmazonSmile purchase to TVDSA. After March 31st it reverts to the normal donation. 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

End the R-word

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

Our Stories – Aaden Vranish

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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