December 2017

Jared Okun and the Big Move!!

By | 2017-12-12T15:42:12+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

I got to sit and have dinner with one of our Rockin’ Recipients Jared Okun last month and chat with him about life after graduation from Otsego Academy, a 2 year program in Edmeston, New York.  He has been very driven and motivated since graduation to live on his own, find a job and get [...]

Ruby’s Rainbow Board Member Ross Clurman on Wheel of Fortune!!

By | 2017-12-03T19:56:33+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Ross Clurman, one of our amazing Board Members, was on the Thanksgiving Day episode of Wheel of Fortune!!! He even gave us a shameless plug! We love you Ross!!! ps...Ross's company COMNIO, does all of our website management and they also focus on small businesses and social media marketing. He is one of the hardest [...]

Liz Gets to Talk All Things Ruby’s Rainbow on Extraordinary Moms Podcast!

By | 2017-12-03T19:51:47+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Thank you Extraordinary Moms Podcast for letting me flap my gums about the things I am most passionate about: my sweet family and Ruby's Rainbow!!! <3 You can have a listen at !! Have you heard of @rubysrainbow ? It's an incredible organization that raises scholarship money for kids with Down Syndrome to go to college. After [...]

Meet 2017 Rockin’ Recipient Olivia Murry!

By | 2017-12-03T19:46:53+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

Umm, can you please check out how adorbs Olivia Murry is with her Ruby's Rainbow tee-shirt?! Can't help it - I ❤️ seeing our Rockin' Recipients in our gear!! 😍😍😍 Olivia is a 2017 Ruby's Rainbow scholarship recipient who's attending Vanderbilt's Next Steps program! She'll be studying fashion & music for the next four years, and [...]

WOW! College Student, Dancer and 2016 Rockin’ Recipient Mikayla Holmgren Is First Person with Down Syndrome to Compete in the Miss Minnesota Pageant!!!

By | 2017-12-03T19:42:53+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

We are have been watching the Miss Minnesota Pageant over here the last two days as one of our Rockin Recipients, Mikayla Holmgren - Dancer with Down Syndrome was the first person with Down syndrome to compete. She rocked the stage in the preliminaries last night, and today Mikayla won the Spirit Award and it [...]

Meet 2017 Rockin’ Recipient Kelly McCown!

By | 2017-12-03T19:38:34+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

2017 Rockin' Recipient Kelly McCown caught our eye in her Ruby's Rainbow scholarship application because she's a runner, she loves working with children, and she's hardworking and driven!! Her can-do attitude really jumped right off the page!! 😍😍😍 Among other goals, she plans to learn to drive, live with a roommate and work with children [...]

Meet 2017 Rockin’ Recipient Jacob Nelson!

By | 2017-12-03T19:35:44+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

If you celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, I hope you had a wonderful day full of good food and great times with peeps you care about! That's really all that matters, y'all!! ❤️❤️❤️ And here's a little story to warm your ❤️ today 😍😍😍 This is 2017 Rockin' Recipient Jacob Nelson, who's studying at Shepherds College. Despite having had many [...]

2013 Rockin’ Recipient Andrew Weatherly with Some of His Artwork

By | 2017-12-03T19:28:01+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

You guys, just look at this talent. Ah-mazing!! 😍 👨‍🎨 🎨 🖼 This is 2013 Rockin' Recipient Andrew Weatherly and several pieces of his original artwork. Andrew was featured recently on the Bergen County Camera Blog in their monthly Customer Spotlight - a monthly posting featuring someone who’s made an impression on them. What [...]

Meet 2017 Rockin’ Recipient Sam Dess!

By | 2017-12-03T19:24:18+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

Meet Sam Dess!!! This 2017 Rockin' Recipient attends the Cutting Edge program at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. He's also a Best Buddies Ambassador AND dances on a hip-hop dance team called the Energizers Dream Team!!! Oh my ❤️!!! Sam hopes to become a Special Education teacher someday. #SkysTheLimit #NoLimits #KeepOnRockinItSam #RockinRecipientsRule #DownSyndrome #DownSyndromeLove [...]