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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

Mary Preparing to Swim Laps

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Rockin’ Recipient Mary Borman been selected to represent the state of Arkansas in the National Special Olympics in 2018! She has her first month of college completed at the University of Arkansas, which her family reports was a super steep learning curve for all involved but they are seeing a huge transformation in Mary already! I got this update from them last week:

“Hi Liz, […]

Brennan and the University of Cincinnati’s Women’s Club Softball Team

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

I was so excited when I got this update on one of our Rockin’ Recipients Brennan Eve, who is attending the University of Cincinnati TAP Program. It just goes so perfectly with Ruby and Nella’s adventure yesterday. Her dad captioned it:

“How about this for inclusion: University of Cincinnati’s Women’s Club Softball Team. They opened their season this past weekend!! ”

Happy Humpday Peeps!! Ruby has […]

Kirsta & Aleks Go to Prom

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

“Mrs. Graf, I’d like to ask Kirsta to prom, are you ok with that?”

These are words that you hope to hear as a mama someday, wanting for them to be loved and accepted as you love and accept them…perfectly- just the way they are.

“Aleks and Kirsta had been pals since they were young. As Aleks and all his buddies were trying to arrange prom […]

Ruby & Ella Mae with Harry Connick Jr.

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

So this just happened yesterday!! What?! I thought I was just going on the show with the girls to talk about Ruby’s Rainbow (which I did) but was so incredibly honored to be on his “Leading Lady” segment!! What?! It airs this Tuesday, October 17th, so set your DVR to see Ruby “Backin’ it Up” with Harry and both my girls shining like the […]