April 2017

Adam DeBacker

By | April 11th, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

I am in my third semester at Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC). This semester I am taking Safety & Sanitation (introduction to basic culinary fundamentals), a computer & technology course, and an environmental science course. I will have 21 total credits toward my Associates degree by the spring. My truffles business is still [...]

March 2017

Mark Hublar-World Down Syndrome Giveaway!!

By | March 21st, 2017|Blog|   An update from Mark is like a little puff of inspiration each time I open it.  You guys, I can't even tell you what an honor it has been to be a small part on his  journey toward following his dreams. He just sent me this email at the beginning of [...]

The Lucky Few…

By | March 19th, 2017|Blog|

A beautiful story of Down syndrome and adoption. Meet Heather, Josh. Macy, Truly and August. Because we adopted our children with Down syndrome, a lot of people will say I chose Down syndrome. But just like every other mama I know who is lucky enough to have a child with Down syndrome, it [...]

Luke Drumright

By | March 18th, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

Luke Drumright, the 2016 Maudie's Scholarship Award Recipient, is certainly loving life as a freshman at Saginaw Valley State University. Luke takes three classes: voice and articulation, swimming and marching band. Luke wanted a real college experience, not just access to classes and has fully immersed himself in clubs and campus life. “It’s [...]

Emily and Isla

By | March 18th, 2017|Blog|

Our 20 week ultrasound was on my 29th birthday. It felt like the best present in the world to find out the gender of our first child on my birthday! However, about 15 minutes into the ultrasound something felt off. The doctor came in and we learned we were having a girl (I [...]

Caroline and Lucy

By | March 17th, 2017|Blog|

Meet Caroline and her sweet lil Lucy. We first introduced Caroline while Lucy was in her belly still during last year's 3/21 Pledge. Caroline ended up having one of our biggest donor networks (the most peeps donating under her) and Lucy was not even born yet!!  I have a feeling we will be [...]

Emily and Lovrin

By | March 15th, 2017|Blog|

I had a perfect pregnancy with Lovrin. Aside from it being my fourth pregnancy to term and the discomfort that brings, it was perfect. January 10th arrived, and our babe was ready to come. I didn't know she was going to be a girl, only hoped, and certainly didn't know what was about [...]