The Purpose of this Blog

The goal of this blog is to provide education and bring about higher awareness about Down syndrome. It is to share that life with Down syndrome (DS) is not scary, horrible, or to be feared.

My experience comes from raising my daughter, Nebraska Larae (Braska), born November 2006 with Down syndrome.
The posts on this blog are related in some way to life with DS or disability, and they are reposted here from my other family blogs. There are links to those blogs in the margin on the right side of this blog if you would like to visit them directly.

Thank you for coming by.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mommy life: Card campaign for Sarah and Joyce [Down syndrome, friends]

My awesome bud Jen has had a MARVELOUS idea that I’m unfortunately late getting in on with all the hospital happenings of late.

Most of you know Sarah, a very cool young lady with Down syndrome, and Joyce, her lovely mother, from My Name is Sarah (formerly Class of 2008).  Joyce is opening a new fabric store and Sarah has been super excited and helping get it all ready. This is a dream of Joyce’s, having a fabric and quilt store and a place that can employ those with various disabilities.  This Monday, 8/9, is the grand opening, and it’s also Sarah’s 21st birthday!  So how awesome would it be to flood their mailbox with best wishes for store success and birthday wishes for Miss Sarah?!?  (By the way, you don’t HAVE to know them to participate.  How fun to congratulate someone on a special event just because they will appreciate it!!)

PLEASE get a card in the mail to them asap.  I know it’s short notice.  They will be celebrating all week. If it doesn’t make it by Monday, that’s ok, but how excited will they be to see how many people took the time to share in their celebrations!  And if you’re a blogger, PLEASE post this on your blog as well.  (Feel free to copy and paste!)  These wonderful ladies have provided so much insight into their lives and the experiences that have brought them to where they are… I just love seeing Sarah get excited about things and imagine how Braska will be at her age! 

I’m printing a couple pics of the girls to put inside our card and we’re shipping them out.  Can you take a minute to send one too?

JEllen’s House of Fabric
Sarah and Joyce Ely 
5259 Mayfield Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Thanks, Jen… awesome idea! What a heart you have in there, girlfriend!

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