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Notes from Nancy | Why am I Surprised?

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This week we are excited to hand over this space to our Chief Belief Officer & GiGi’s mom, Nancy Gianni.  We think what she has to share is going to touch many of your hearts, it certainly touches ours!     What an emotional, crazy week it was! It started Monday night, the 22nd,  when…

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GiGi’s Impact | Bobby

Here at GiGi’s Playhouse Inc. nothing makes us happier and more proud that hearing stories of how GiGi’s Playhouse, no cost, purposeful programing is effecting the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.  Today we are excited to share a bit of Bobby’s story.  Enjoy!   Bobby came to GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh at the very beginning!…

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321 Days of Acceptance | Week 7

Welcome to the week seven recap of 321 Days of Acceptance from Generation G! Generation G is a conscious decision to be better every day. Acceptance is a fundamental dignity for all people, regardless of ability. Acceptance is more than an act of charity, it is truly generosity “in action”. acceptance is the very heart and the very…

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GiGi’s Impact | New Diagnoses and First Visit to GiGi’s

Today we welcome GiGi’s Playhouse mom & Site Coordinator at GiGi’s Playhouse Tinley Park to the #gigisblog.  Welcome Beth! I am a firm believer in the saying “nothing happens by chance” and I believe that every blessing I have been given the past two years has been a result of the amazing blessing I received…

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321 Days of Acceptance | Week 2

We have now finished week two of  321 Days of Acceptance and we are thrilled to have so many of you taking action to help GiGi’s Playhouse to spread the message of acceptance and belief! We had a week filled with inspiration, great stories and adorable faces.   Day 7 – Meet sweet Lexi from GiGi’s…

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321 Days of Acceptance | Week One

We are now a week into 321 Days of Acceptance and we are thrilled to have so many of you taking action to help GiGi’s Playhouse to spread the message of acceptance and belief! Let’s recap the amazing individuals from week one!  We kicked off Day one with the inspiration who stared it all. GiGi…

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The GiGi’s Impact | Tony’s Story

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We are happy to share a story from our friends at GiGi’s Playhouse Cleveland on how one no cost program has supported a young mans growth. The GiGi’s Impact | Tony’s Story   “My brother Tony has Down syndrome and autism, but that is just what people see on the outside. It is what is…

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Acceptance in Action: GiGi’s Playhouse 2016 National Conference

Taking action and changing the world together! November 4th & 5th GiGi’s Playhouse welcomed 250 team members representing 39 Playhouses and start-up groups, as well as representatives from more than 15 corporate sponsors and partners, and even board members of local community foundations; together for the “Bigger, Better Stronger Together” Leadership Conference in Schaumburg, IL.…

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We do not stop here…

October, Down Syndrome Acceptance Month,  is done but we do not stop here! It has been wonderful to look out at Playhouse’s across the nation and Mexico share facts, bust myths and inspire their communities on the truth Down syndrome. This quote form a Playhouse family has us all smiling very proud smiles!  “My eyes…

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doctor visits and birthday cakes

Who looks forward to a doctor’s appointment? Marilee, our grandson Louis and I cautiously crossed over 2nd Avenue in Manhattan during rush hour. I was preoccupied with the total confusion. Not so Louis. He was excited about his upcoming birthday, spouting a long list of details. As if that weren’t thrilling enough, today he was…

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