September 24, 2017

Learning to Fly and the Lessons That Followed

Joy is the emotion I feel when I look at this photo. The joy of having learned to fly despite and as a result of the challenges that came our way. Life is like that, a series of challenges that we must learn to overcome. Recently I published the book […]
July 19, 2017

World Down Syndrome Day

We celebrated World Down Syndrome Day on Monday, March 21, 16.  Why March 21st?  Because it is a recognition of the triplication of the 21st chromosome where Down Syndrome is usually located. British physician, John Langdon Down, first identified Down Syndrome in 1866 although initially he labeled it as Mongolism […]
July 19, 2017

The Value of a Speech

As I sit through yet another graduation this month, I realize that some people are mystified when it comes to the mechanics of a good speech. Sure, they may have heard a few good speeches in their life but understanding what it takes to create a good or a great […]
July 19, 2017

When I Ordered You – The Story Behind the Book

People have asked me why I decided to write this particular story so I wanted to share a little about my reasoning and my heart. When I hear researchers and scientists tell us that there may be no more people born with Down Syndrome in less than 20 years, I […]