EP 3: A Little Something Extra with John C McGinley

In the third episode of our video podcast, A Little Something Extra, Nancy and GiGi Gianni of GiGi’s Playhouse, interview actor, advocate, and dad John McGinley! John’s son, Max, was born with Down syndrome. Initially riddled with fear of the uncertainty, John has been inspired by his son and has dedicated his life to advocating on behalf of Max, standing up for others and giving them a voice. He dives into tough topics like eliminating the R-word and dealing with a 24/7 diagnosis from birth to adulthood. John has starred in more than 60 films and 25 television shows. Becoming a father to Max, John re-evaluated the trajectory of his career so he could spend quality time with his son – and ended up the lead on the hit television show Scrubs. Watch out for a couple of special guests during the interview!

About the podcast: We all have a little something extra inside of us, and sometimes we don’t even know it’s there! Through A Little Something Extra, we hear about the forces in people’s lives that drive their passion in hopes that others will find theirs! We’ll get to hear what makes our guests so inspiring – their superpower – even if they do not feel it within themselves! Every episode will feature guests who have accomplished the impossible and have changed the world! Be prepared to find yourself motivated with every installment with insights from a wide range of guests from A-list celebrities to everyday people! Learn more at www.alittlesomethingextrapodcast.org.

With over 50 brick-and-mortar locations across the United States and Mexico and 200 inquiries to start new locations all over the world, GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. GiGi’s Playhouse is also currently serving families in more than 45 countries worldwide with GiGi’s At Home. Learn more at gigisplayhouse.org.


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