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2017 Buddy Walk

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Our Stories | 0 comments

2017 Buddy Walk

The 15th Annual TVDSA Buddy Walk will be held on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. For online registration and more details on the TVDSA Buddy Walk go to Online Registration Stay Tuned for more updates!

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2017 TVDSA Golf Tournament

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Our Stories | 1 comment

2017 TVDSA Golf Tournament

TVDSA Golf Tournament – 2017 The TVDSA Trisomy 21 Open is Saturday, July 15th TVDSA will be hosting the 2017 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 Nov 27, 2016 in Our Stories | 0 comments

You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. 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 | 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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Our Stories – Baylee Auger

Posted by on May 30, 2011 in Our Stories | 0 comments

Our Stories – Baylee Auger

Baylee is a blessing.  She can fill a room with happiness and smiles.  She continually supersedes expectations, both in academics and in extracurricular activities.  Yes, there are frustrations at times, but what parent doesn’t have any frustrations with their kids?  It does bother me occasionally, when people still jump to conclusions about what to expect or even want from her, as I know she can do so much more.  But their subconscious labeling of what they think individuals with Down syndrome (or any other disability for that matter) can do stops them from expecting more.  I...

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