Posts by G Taylor

2021 Albertsons Boise Open

Posted by on Jun 1, 2021 in Our Stories, Uncategorized | 0 comments

TVDSA Golf Fans! TVDSA is excited to announce the return of the 32nd Annual Albertsons Boise Open this August 19–22, at Hillcrest Country Club! Thanks to Albertsons, 100% of all ticket sales will support local Boise charities! TVDSA is participating again this year with a new, simplified format. Go to TVDSA’s Boise Open site to purchase tickets, and please encourage your friends and family to do the same. NEW this year, the tournament will feature three nights of exciting CONCERTS AFTER GOLF on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights on the 18th hole at Hillcrest and concert admission is...

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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 | 0 comments

Hello TVDSA. We are glad to see that you are still hanging in there with us. If you are reading this you are probably curious about when we may start doing activities again. Well that time is NOW! We are excited to announce that we will begin resuming our Social Group activities very soon. Group leads are resetting and looking for fun things for us all to do together. Given the improvements in the state of the pandemic, the TVDSA Board has decided to slowly resume the social group activities. Not all groups will start right away and initially all activities will be held...

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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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