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2018 TVDSA Buddy Walk

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Our Stories | 0 comments

2018 TVDSA Buddy Walk

              Join us for the 16th Annual TVDSA Buddy Walk​ Event: Saturday, October 13th   On-Site registration and will call pick up 9:00am-10:30am Walk from Capital Park at 11:00am Celebrate at Julia Davis Park until 2:00pm   Check out our registration webpage and register online through September 15th for lowest prices at: http://tvdsa.ezeventsolutions.com/buddywalk2018​   TVDSA Members with Down syndrome can register for FREE! ​Please email: registration@idahodownsyndrome.org for the coupon code...

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2018 TVDSA Golf Tournament

Posted by on May 18, 2018 in Our Stories, Uncategorized | 1 comment

2018 TVDSA Golf Tournament

TVDSA Golf Tournament – 2018 The TVDSA Trisomy 21 Open is Saturday, July 21st TVDSA will be hosting the 2018 TVDSA Golf Tournament at Eagle Hills Golf Course.  This is a fundraiser for TVDSA with the proceeds going to fund existing and future programs provided by TVDSA.  This will be a great time and for a great cause. Your participation is fundamental to our success!  Players need to be at least 14 years of age and all abilities welcome. Players that have Down syndrome and are TVDSA members get FREE registration. Even if you do not want to play, there will be...

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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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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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