Hello to all my amazing friends!
After years of practice, therapy, rejections, and cancellations, GiGi finally sang the national anthem at the Chicago White Sox game this week! She wowed the enthusiastic crowd, showing just how much people with Down syndrome can achieve. Even though we had some behind-the-scenes issues (Her earpiece fell out leaving her to sing the song with no music and navigate the echo/delay she was hearing in the stadium), GiGi was a true professional and triumphed. I saw a moment of panic in her face, but she did not waver. As a mom, I have never been prouder!
GiGi’s Playhouse prepares our kids for these and all the other curveballs life throws at us, enabling them to achieve their dreams. Through our free in-person programs and our global platform reaching 71 countries, GiGi’s is there for families every step of the way: from prenatal diagnosis through career skills. We make a lifetime commitment to those we serve. And as a result, we see families accomplishing amazing things, just like GiGi did on Wednesday night.
So to all of our amazing volunteers, donors, playhouse teams, boards and corporate supporters, I THANK YOU for helping GiGi and all of her friends reach their goals and achieve their dreams!
Nancy and GiGi
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