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GiGi’s Playhouse Down syndrome Achievement Center Tinley Park to hold inaugural 5K, 3rd annual 1 Mile Walk and Kid’s Dash

GiGi’s Playhouse Tinley Park will hold their FIRST ever 5k and 3rd Annual 1 Mile Walk/Kid’s Dash on Saturday, September 10 2016 at Yankee Woods (16520 Central Avenue) in Oak Forest. On-site registration and check-in will begin at 7:30am with the 5K kicking off at 9am, 1 Mile Walk at 10:00am. There will be a… Continue Reading

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he joy of expecting our second child came last April. The first half of the pregnancy we discovered we would be having another girl… the name picking and nursery planning took flight. Hues of pink and gold with a running list of Italian names consumed our every thought!

My anatomy scan at 21 weeks pregnant revealed fluid around Luccia’s heart, which my obstetrician was not overly concerned about. He suggested I either have a repeat ultrasound or gave me the choice to follow up with a high risk doctor. I opted for the latter and was directed to have a fetal echocardiogram prior to my visit. I scheduled the fetal echocardiogram during my lunch break, not anticipating the severity of the results…

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