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A Special Joy 2009: Kids With Down Syndrome Round 3

  • Luke, 19 months
    Danbury, Connecticut

    "He is 19 months old and the joy of our life. Thank you for celebrating these beautiful children!" Patty, mom

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  • Giovanna Carmela, 22 months
    East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

    "My little girl is the light of my life, she is a true blessing. Giovanna turns a grey day to sunshine with the love and happiness she spreads. Giovanna gives me hope to live each day to the fullest. She has shown me so much courage, strength, and determination. My little girl can do anything just like anyone else, and she doesn't let anything stop her. The sky's the limit when it comes to Giovanna." Leonilda, mom

  • Rachel
    Princeton, New Jersey

    "In a tunnel!" Ginny, mom

  • Caleb, 2 1/2
    Jacksonville, Florida

    "He is the absolute light of our lives. I was asked last week to describe him in five words and these were the words I chose: stubborn, flirty, happy, goofy, smart. What a Godsend he is!" Karen, mom

  • Jessica
    Racine, Wisconsin

    "This is our little ray of sunshine Jessica. She was born 5 weeks early and has Down syndrome (Trisomy 21). They told us she would not do a lot of things our 'typical' children did, but they were wrong. With a little extra help and the guidance of her big brother and sister she has well exceeded the doctor's expectations. Our whole family is very proud of her! As you can see from the picture she loved the cake from her second birthday!" Pam, mom

  • Rex, 6
    Evansville, Indiana

    "Rex is a very energetic and fun little six year old. He started Developmental Kindergarten this year and is doing well. He is a happy little boy that loves to play games and make people laugh." Angela, mom

  • Matthew Thanner, JR, 15 months
    Baltimore, Maryland

    "Seeing his joyful personality, you would never know he spent the first 5 months of his life in the hospital. He is very happy and healthy now." Valerie, mom

  • Matthew, 1

    "He was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at 3 weeks old and is now a happy 12-month-old!" Sharion, mom

  • Sarah Ashley, 22 months
    Chester, Virginia

    "Sarah Ashley is my beautiful little princess. She has the brightest smile and the prettiest blue eyes that seem to look right into your soul. Sarah has a gift of drawing people to her and putting a smile on their face. I am so privileged to be her mommy. I am thankful the Lord chose her for me and my family. She is our sunshine!" Monica, mom

  • Katie, 9
    Connecticut

    "Katie started with a rough start in life but came through, and she is stronger then ever and so are we. Katie is our strengh. We started our own group here and are the only group in the area... We do two big parties a year and have a Boo Bash on October 24 to help celebrate DS awareness month." Marianne, mom

  • Emilia, 11 months
    Rhode Island

    "This is one of my favorites, her smile is so big, she is an absolute blessing to our family." Stephanie, mom

  • Laney, 20 months
    Shelby, North Carolina

    "Laney is truly a blessing to our family. She shows us every day how to love unconditionally and that no matter what, perseverance pays off." Tasha, mom

  • Marcus, 20 months
    Gilbert, Arizona

    "Marcus brings so much joy to our family!" Carie, mom

  • Ethan, 22 months
    Utica, Michigan

    "He brings so much joy and happiness to my life. I hope you enjoy him as much as I do!" Amanda, mom

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  • AnnaBelle, 4
    Winteerhaven, California

    "We can have the worst day ever, but at the end of the day she gives us sweet kisses and hugs that make everything okay again. I've never met anyone who makes me so happy until I met her -- she's my little ray of sunshine." Denise, mom

  • Shane
    St. Louis, Missouri

    "These pictures were taken at a local Down Syndrome event, in which we were able to walk the warning track before a Cardinals baseball game." Kristin, mom

  • Kiera, 5
    New Jersey

  • Dorsey, 1
    Columbus, OH

    "Dorsey just turned one! We threw a huge party to celebrate his first year. We spent half of it in the hospital so we had a lot to celebrate now that he is home. He is so much fun!" Stacy, mom

  • Johnny, 3 1/2
    Indianola, Pennsylvania

    "Johnny was helping Mommy back cookies!!" Sue, mom

  • Alexandria Olivia, almost 1
    Elgin, Illinois

    "This weekend we are going to participate for the first time in the Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome -- her team name is 'AOK!'" Susan, mom

  • Gabrielle Rae, 3 months
    Stanford, Kentucky

    "My baby girl, Gabrielle, is my 3rd child and third daughter. She is beautiful and perfect. The warmth of her touch makes my heart smile. She is strong, yet delicate. The reflection of myself in her eyes has shown me who I really am. She enjoys cuddling, massages, and watching her big sisters. Her gentle smiles light up the darkest days. Oh -- and she also happens to have Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect." Emily, mom

  • Noah, 22 months
    Raymond, New Hampshire

    "My son's name is Noah (has Ds) and his twin's name is Ezekiel. This picture shows that he can be a typical stubborn boy just like any other boy! I love it!" Deborah, mom

  • Sylas, 1
    Norristown, Pennsylvania

    "Sylas loves to laugh and talk all the time (he is very vocal), he loves Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and The Wheels on the Bus, and he loves his big brother. He loves vanilla pudding and blueberries and hates chocolate and anything with chunks -- but that's about to change now that he's gotten 6 new teeth in the past month!" Sue, mom

  • Bennett, 4 months
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    "He had open heart surgery at 2 months old and is doing wonderful! He is truly a blessing in our lives!" Adrienne, mom

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