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March 21 (or 3/21, which stands for three copies of the 21st chromosome) is World Down Syndrome Day! Each year on this day, we celebrate the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and the wonderful joy, insight and inspiration they bring into our lives and to this world. Help us celebrate by taking the 3/21 Pledge!

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“October Awareness Campaign: Ruby and Nella Rock the Future”

Ruby and her friend Nella have been on many adventures, but this past October they took us on a little journey into a world where they were reaching, dreaming and achieving a life without limits. To see more of this journey watch the quick video below! To be inspired by true life stories of accomplishment and view the entire campaign, head on over to our BLOG.

About Ruby’s Rainbow

Ruby’s Rainbow was inspired by our own lil’ lady, Ruby. At her birth, we discovered she had an extra special chromosome. Our expectations for her did not change, and we vowed as a family to give her every opportunity we could to learn, grow, flourish and become an important contributor to society and the community.

Our goal and mission at Ruby’s Rainbow is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes, and help them achieve their dreams of higher education, while spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness.

Life and learning don’t stop after high school, after all — and we want to help these amazing individuals reach their highest potential.

We love keeping track of our Rockin’ Recipients. We hope their accomplishments will inspire others to go for their dreams!

Recent Updates

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Every Year I Worry About Ruby’s Growing Gap

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

This girl, that toothless smirk, those buns she has insisted on for the last three days…everything about her is perfection. Every year I worry about the gap growing with her peers and friends at school. I worry we aren’t doing enough and one day we will look back and go “why didn’t we do more?” Last night was Back to School Night, an evening […]

This is 2015 Rockin’ Recipient Scott Conklin – Scott’s in his 3rd year at University of North Carolina at Greensboro

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Hi peeps!! Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!!! This is 2015 Rockin’ Recipient Scott Conklin – Scott’s in his 3rd year at University of North Carolina at Greensboro and he’s loving it more & more every day! Scott’s excited this year to get an internship or part-time job near campus!!! ❤️❤️❤️ As if that weren’t cool enough, he was inducted into the National […]

We are so proud of Rion!

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Happy happy Tuesday, peeps!! This Rockin’ Recipient update made me really happy tonight…so I hope it does the same for you 😍😍😍
Since graduating from Clemson LIFE, 2014 Rockin’ Recipient Rion Holcombe is working two part-time jobs and volunteering once a week. He’s fully independent – Ubers to his jobs and doctor’s appointments, takes guitar lessons and works out at the YMCA…and also finds time […]

Ruby UPdate

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Ruby’s teacher sends me updates of our lil lady throughout the week and each one makes my heart skip a beat. How did I get so lucky to call this perfect little human mine?! And that toothless smile is slaying me right now 😍

Happy Monday, y’all !!