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GiGi and Mario in the house at GiGi's 2017 Gala in March!

GiGi and Mario Lopez at the GiGi's Gala 2017

Thank you NBC and Steve Harvey and Ford Foundation for believing in our families!

Steve Harvey and Ford Foundation Donation

GiGi, Val and I rockin Generation G on the set of ABC's Windy City Live!

On the Set of ABC's Windy City Live

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February | Educate. Inspire. Believe.

Busy Busy BUSY and we LOVE IT! February has been another non-stop amazing month of educating, inspiring and believing!     We kicked February off with a trip to Annapolis Maryland to celebrate the grand opening of GiGi’s Playhouse number 36! I can’t even begin to describe how proud I am so proud of GiGi and…

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Is this 2018? | From the desk of Nancy Gianni

GiGi’s video has been viewed over 73,000 times! Please keep sharing!  We Need Your Voice! Comedian Tom Segura has sparked outrage this week for his blatant, continual use of the R-word in his recent Netflix special. His suggestion that if people don’t like it then it should be replaced with the term “21st chromosome,” directly mocks people…

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Stronger Together | Rotary Club Chicago

I was thrilled to be invited to the first of 2018, Rotary Club Chicago meeting on January 9th. The Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret policy, no official creed, no secret meeting or rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others. Believe! My favorite word!! I…

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The most wonderful time of the year

I could not be more grateful for all I have in my life!  Franco Gianni and Romina Rose are home, all my kids under one roof!!  Besides trips to the movies to see Star Wars, making holiday treats and just enjoying much needed time with close friends & all there is so be grateful for this time of year we…

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Miracles always show up…but OUCH!

I think it is safe to say that if you know me, you know I do nothing small…”go big” is generally how I want to live. I have kicked off December with a serious bang!     GiGi accidentally slammed the trunk on my face the other night! Paul blamed me for being distracted or as…

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On the go in November!

Can we just start with a big ol WOO-HOO!? November was filled to the brim with awesome! It is December, I am home and while the work continues I am happy to have a little time to breath, after all, we accomplished in November! Let’s start back at the beginning of the month! I do not…

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Down Syndrome Acceptance | One Mile at a Time

Woo-Hoo! GiGi and I had the most amazing time yesterday! It was so exciting to join the GiGi’s Playhouse Bradley Kankakee team to announce the donation of TWO GiGi’s Playhouse branded 53-foot trailers from Hoekstra Transportation. The trucks will be traveling Kankakee and the surrounding area spreading a message of acceptance and love.  Steve Hoekstra,…

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Inspiration in Mexico

Nancy, GiGi, and the team are spending the next few days at GiGi’s Playhouse Mexico! Catching up on the great work, being inspired and training on the new tools we have to help the impact of the GiGi’s Playhouse free purposeful programs be even greater! Nancy is bursting at the seems to share with us all…

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San Diego Dance Party

“We had such a great time yesterday! It was amazing to see everyone come out to support us. Nancy and GiGi had a wonderful time and we were honored to have them there. “ GiGi also managed to fit in an impromptu workout on the beach in San Diego! Thank you Rachel Olson for letting…

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How I Learn

We have an amazing team here from New York City shooting our “How I Learn” video! This video will highlight the unique learning strengths of individuals with Down syndrome. This will be for educators, therapists, parents, advocates, babysitters and anyone who wants to understand how our kids learn! Just yesterday I used a quote from…

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