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On May 22, 2018, we delivered our beloved son, Louis John “LJ” Piniella, at 34 weeks. Sadly, he never had the chance to take his first breath. LJ was diagnosed early in our pregnancy with Down syndrome, and suffered from a heart defect that ultimately caused his passing. As we prepared for his arrival, we learned about GiGi’s Playhouse, an achievement center for children and adults with Down Syndrome. The more we learned about this amazing organization, the more we realized what an integral part it would have played in our family’s life. After LJ’s passing, we felt even more compelled to get involved with this wonderful organization and the Down syndrome community. LJ’s life was short lived. Our hope is that by helping bring awareness to the mission and programs of GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa, we will not only be augmenting the lives of countless children with Down Syndrome and their families, we will be preserving our son's memory. -Derek and Michelle Piniella