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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

The Importance of Social Inclusion

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments


I know we have been talking a lot this month about the importance of being included in an educational setting and how it benefits everyone. And while I certainly feel that is a very important piece to the puzzle, I have also been asked several times about how hard/much we work with Ruby at home, and if she ever gets time to […]

Happy Birthday to Ruby’s Big Sis, Ella Mae

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Happy birthday to this beauty who made me a mama. Ella Mae, I am so proud of the young lady you are becoming. Not only are your gorgeous on the outside, your inner beauty shines through every single day and that is what matters most. The thing that makes me the most proud of you is your kind and compassionate heart and your fierce […]

A Very Special Message

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Holy cow, you guys. I got this message this week and I cannot tell you how much it makes my heart smile knowing we are making some sort of difference in other communities. When we started this gig shortly after Ruby was born, never in my wildest dreams did I think we would be able to touch so many lives. My heart is so […]

Meet Jillian and Ryan

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Meet Jillian and Ryan. They exchanged wedding vows before 160 people at a nature center just outside Cincinnati and just celebrated their one year anniversary in June.

Jillian and Ryan dated 10 years before their I-do’s, meeting on a soccer field when she was 15 and he was 16. They went to Homecoming that year. Her father says, “The memory of my daughter in a […]