Inspiring Stories

Do you have an inspiring story?  Send your story and a picture to Krissy Groh at krissyg@dsagc.com.

Luke Day
Luke Day

After marrying my beautiful wife Allison nearly two years ago, my life was complete, but we felt something was missing.  We both brought two kids each into this marriage, myself: Joshua (Age 10) and Alexis (Age 7), and her: Zach (Age 11) and Jacob (Age9).  But we felt that having a child of our own would only complete our family more.  So, we decided to try and have our own child, and on the morning of February 14th, 2014, the Lord blessed us with a healthy 8 lb. 11oz. baby boy.

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Maddy & Eliza
Maddy & Eliza

I was at the hospital when my cousin, Eliza was born.  Eliza was born with Down syndrome, but that was ok with me.  I was so excited to finally have a girl cousin to play with!  Unfortunately, I ended up having to move away from Eliza....far away...across the country!  Even though we live far away, she still manages to make me and my family smile with funny videos and stories. 

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A Year of Grief and Joy
A Year of Grief and Joy

It was March 21, 2013 –- World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. But I didn't know that. All I knew was I was 15 weeks pregnant, lying on a table, having an ultrasound and waiting for the tech to tell me what else was “wrong” with my baby.

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Ted Kremer
Ted Kremer

Cheryl and Dave Kremer gave birth to their son, Ted, thirty years ago.  Ted was born with Down syndrome, and unfortunately, the doctors told his parents that he wouldn’t have a normal life.  They explained that Ted may never walk or talk.  Cheryl and Dave were determined to prove that theory wrong, so they took him home and raised him to be a strong, independent, respectful and intelligent young man.

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Gracin
Gracin

Gracin turned 3 in June, and for the first time I realized he is not a baby anymore.  I was struggling with the idea of letting him go to pre-school.  I thought – my little guy is not walking or talking…how could he possibly go to school?

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Rachael
Rachael

​When I was in third grade, I made a new friend when Sarah came to St. Ignatius. I looked forward to seeing her each morning, having lunch, and playing at recess. Although we attend different high schools, we are still able to do some of the same activities.

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Aubree Mae
Aubree Mae

In August 2012, my sister-in-law and I received the greatest news of our lives-we were expecting together! What a great journey and experience that is to have with your sister. In May 2013, we had our beautiful babies, Aubree and Marcus, born one day apart. Some people thought that was weird and unusual, I call it a true blessing from God.

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NDSAN
NDSAN

This year's World Down syndrome Day is extra special for me! Four month old CJ is melting hearts and changing perceptions on a daily basis by just being himself!

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The Medaglio Family
The Medaglio Family

National Down Syndrome Adoption Network , we owe a big thank you to you all! With the networking of many people we were able to receive two wonderful girls. It was 4 years ago we met Lacey out of New Jersey, And 3 years ago we met Isabella at a Philadelphia hospital where her mother came from Russia. The journeys with these two amazing children are not capable of being described with words, we are so blessed to have these wonderful girls in our life.

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