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Idaho Gives 2022

Posted by on Apr 28, 2022 in Our Stories, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Idaho Gives 2022 has come to a close and we want to thank all of out generous sponsors – we could not do it without them. Through our generous donors we raised $1,281.00 for 2022. Thank You Idaho Gives Donors Anonymous $30 Paul Auger $21 Madeline Rice $100 Mika $100 Ashley Lane $50 Brenda Taylor $100 Kaitlin Johnson $500 Anonymous $50 Thankful parent $50 Austin Taylor $10 LaVar & Lynda Wells $50 Jennifer Rice $50 Anonymous $100 Patrick Taylor $10 Mary Hacking $50 First Donation $10 Idaho Gives is a statewide giving...

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2022 Albertsons Boise Open

Posted by on Apr 28, 2022 in Our Stories, Uncategorized | 0 comments

TVDSA Golf Fans! TVDSA is excited to announce the return of the 33rd Annual Albertsons Boise Open this August 18–21, 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...

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2022 TVDSA Walk For Down Syndrome

Posted by on Mar 21, 2022 in Our Stories, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The TVDSA Walk for Down Syndrome 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.  This year we had to change up a few things to celebrate our Walk for Down Syndrome. While we are rebuilding and reimagining the Walk we have decided to change the venue and date. This year the Walk will be at Indian Creek Plaza, on Sunday, October 16th 2022. More details to come soon! Create a team of...

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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 have updated our protocols to eliminate most of the requirements previously set. You can find the full protocol here. This page will be updated as conditions change. 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 have resumed our Social Group activities. Group leads are resetting and looking for fun things for us all to do together. Given the changes in the state of the pandemic, the TVDSA...

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