February 2020 Newsletter

Chicagoland Gala This Saturday! Still time to get your tickets! Join us on an EXTRA day, to celebrate an EXTRA chromosome, at an EXTRA special celebration! The A Little Something Extra Gala doubles as the party…

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Fall Into Acceptance: Generation G

Generation G is an ongoing journey of global acceptance. Differences do not discriminate. We are all one birth, one accident, one diagnosis or one other defining moment away from being different,…

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Overcoming the Obstacles

Kaytlin was born on February 11, 2012. We did not have a pre-diagnosis of Down syndrome.   Shortly after she was born, she was placed in the NICU because her…

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James’ Bond

“See the way his eyes are?…. See the way his nose is?…. These are signs of Down syndrome.” I still remember the way my doctor “broke the news.” So matter-of-fact….…

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Seeing is Believing

“Seeing is believing”. This is a phrase I often use to describe my journey with my daughter. When she was little, people would tell me she was going to sit…

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