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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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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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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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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Today we welcome Hollyce, Hudson’s proud mom to share an invitation to step up and create acceptance, generosity, and kindness!   “Hudson loves hanging out with his friends – his homies with extra chromies. How cute are these three at the @chicagobulls game on Monday?!⠀We are in St. Louis now for my mom’s 60th birthday…

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Today we have the treat of guest poster Nikki, big sister to Brett.  There is truly nothing like the sibling bond. Learning and growing together. My brother Brett is one of the brightest lights in my life.  He came into this world 26 years ago and as a 6-year-old girl, I wasn’t sure what to expect…

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Happy New Year! I hope everyone is feeling fresh and excited about the new opportunities that 2019 holds! Let’s go get all we want! 2018 buried me in unfinished family business, Playhouse business, book business, and mom business! I am trying to navigate it all, but I think I am going to refer to the movie…

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Guest poster and GiGi’s Playhouse mom, Beth,  shares some thoughts and a challenge with us today! Are you a “G”?   Urban dictionary defines a “G” as a term of endearment or to be gangster…as in “what’s up G?” This term was coined during the 90’s in the hip-hop world where it was cool to…

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GiGi’s Playhouse is made of inspiration, belief, achievements and the beautiful stories of every person who becomes part of this family. Today we are proud to share the words and heart of GiGi’s Playhouse Tinley Park founder, Diane Husar.  Like many her introduction to the Down syndrome world was less than what it should have…

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