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Keeping a promise, even when it is scary.

      When this picture popped up in my memories on Facebook, earlier this week, I got that same pit in my stomach that I had 6 years ago. Will this work, can we pay for it, did I go too far? Where am I going to get a million dollars to pay for…

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GiGi & Zack talk The Peanut Butter Falcon & Generation G!

Check out the conversations GiGi & Zack shared over inspiring others, favorite part of The Peanut Butter Falcon, #GenerationG and naughty words 😉   Today The Peanut Butter Falcon releases nationwide, be sure to check out where you can see this groundbreaking film! If you missed Nancy’s interview with the amazing writers and directors, you…

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Meet Golf’s Newest Celebrity at our August Golf Outing

  This summer’s golf outing benefitting GiGi’s Playhouse will NOT be your average golf outing. Why? Because the star of the show that day is none other than Amy Bockerstette, the young woman with Down syndrome whose golf skills have made her a viral video sensation.   Amy is the 20-year-old GiGi’s Playhouse program participant who stunned spectators with her par on the iconic…

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Why is this a big deal?

GiGi will be singing the National Anthem at the Chicago Cubs game on June 25th! Just take a moment to think about that! She will be giving hope to so many people who have watched their loved ones struggle to say just one word let alone sing the entire National Anthem! So GiGi’s Playhouse will…

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The Gift of Down Syndrome

Today we welcome back long time GiGi’s Playhouse friend and advocate, Richard Riley.  Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy some encouragement.   Dear Friends in the greater Down syndrome community, You’re probably already thinking that this guy is completely nuts.  How can Down syndrome be a gift?  Let me confound you further:…

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Why Do We Walk, Run & Dash?

GiGi’s Playhouse is thrilled to host the 2019 Chicagoland 5k run, 1-mile walk and Dash for Down syndrome on Sunday, June 9, 2019. We are so excited about the new location, the Arlington International Racecourse. This family event is one you don’t want to miss! Pony rides, petting zoo,  bounce houses, admission to the park…

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Like a Boss!

After a whirlwind weekend at the Grand Opening of our 43 GiGi’s location in Charlotte North Carolina, GiGi still managed to unpack and get herself ready for school. As she was leaving for school, she said: “Can I go to the board meeting tonight after my work out?” The girl is a go-getter! She loves…

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