A warm feeling when I walk through the doors of GiGi’s

When I think of GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh an emotional reaction comes over me that is difficult to put into words.  A warm feeling spreads through me because I know when I walk through the doors of the Playhouse inclusion and love is always present. I will be accepted for me:...

To the Doctors Who Supported Us After My Son’s Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Dr. Stamilio, Dr. Urrutia and Dr. McPherson, You may not remember me. I might be just another pregnant mother in a sea of patients you care for regularly. But I remember the three of you. Dr. Stamilio, I remember your kind and gentle voice when you told me that my...

What GiGi’s Playhouse Has Meant to Us

A cold, snowy January morning brought news that our baby, that little life growing inside, was going to have Down syndrome and that changed everything. We never doubted what to do, and never considered ‘other options.’ We knew, though, that a support system was absolutely essential for when little Miss...
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Volunteering at GiGi’s- a parents perspective

As a regular volunteer at GiGi’s Playhouse of Raleigh there are numerous benefits to being a part of this particular community.  GiGi’s Playhouse provides free therapeutic classes to students of all ages as well as support to families, too.  Classes offered include  activities related to fine and gross motor skills,...
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LMNOP

Through the eyes of an LMNOP program leader, I’m a preschool teacher, so I love leading groups of children, and when I saw all of the beautiful, smiling faces of the children and parents attending our first LMNOP session, I was overwhelmed with excitement!  I was a little nervous beforehand, since...

Grand Opening 2016

A Grand Day in the Triangle Saturday, June 18th, is now another day that will live in my heart forever.  Not just for the momentous Grand Opening of GiGi's Playhouse Raleigh, but for the crystal clear validation it provided in the moments of the day.  Validation that many families will...