At the recent opening of our 38th GiGi’s Playhouse location in Tampa Florida, I was reminded and touched by the incredible love of siblings multiple times. First, in all of the siblings playing with their sibling with Down syndrome, helping them, laughing, sometimes fighting(have to keep it real) but always caring. Then by a woman…

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Sixteen years ago, my husband Paul and I envisioned a new world of acceptance and opportunity when we welcomed into the family, our second daughter GiGi, born with Down syndrome. Frustrated by negative reactions from her medical team and discovering an alarming absence of every day, positive and practical resources for children and parents, I committed my…

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5 Playhouses in 6 Days, a full day strategy meeting and the biggest donor pitch of our life… it’s just another week at GiGi’s Playhouse Inc!   Waldo’s got nothin’ on GiGi and me!!! We’ve been globetrotters for the past week traveling far and wide to spread the #GenerationG movement of inclusion for all! We’ve…

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GiGi and I had nothing short of an astounding weekend in Dallas!! It was a trip filled with unexpected miracles complete with a reassuring penny sent straight from my Angels! For those willing to see, these “God moments” were everywhere and served as poignant reminders that GiGi’s Playhouse IS making a big difference in the…

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What do you get when you mix Rachel, from Born This Way, Dustin from Special Olympics, Tim Shriver Jr, Franco, Bella, GiGi & me? A dream team fighting for our kids! We recently traveled to Long Beach, CA for a private meeting with Tom Segura, the comedian from Netflix, and his manager about his use and…

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I’m baaack!! I was really excited to see the story about Starbucks yesterday and their quest to be #GenerationG! As you know #GenerationG is a conscious decision to be better every day—Be Accepting. Be Generous. Be Kind. While reading their statement I was really blown away by the founder of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, who used…

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Hello friends, I’m back again with another blog post. Today, I’ll be talking about my personal inspiration: my daughter, GiGi. Here are a few examples of the way GiGi has inspired me, sampled from my book, #GenerationG. 1.   She’s always in the present moment. She remembers things that she’s learned, and she teaches them back to…

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Hello friends, My name is Nancy Gianni and welcome to my blog!  OK I know I started a blog back in 2008 but this time I am sticking to it!  I have no choice!  It’s my own fault, I built this amazing organization with the help of hundreds of thousand AMAZING volunteers and now the…

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