Tag: down syndrome

Finding Connection Through My Daughter’s Down Syndrome Diagnosis

For most people, October represents a new season and a time for change. A change in weather, foliage, clothes, hair color. Its a time...

Camp I Am Special: An Exceptional Camp for Exceptional People

When I was a teenager, I remember sitting with my church youth group as we were asked to consider signing up to be buddies...

Moms Doing More in the 904: Karen McConeghy Prewitt, Disability Advocate

Karen McConeghy Prewitt, a 30-year resident of Jacksonville originally from Chicago, was in the process of sending her 18-year-old daughter, Courtney, to college when...

Every Mile Brings a Smile: The Wolfson 55

The Wolfson Children's Challenge celebrates our patients' lives while benefitting the region's only children's hospital. Did you know that no child is ever turned...

What I Hope (And Fear) For My Child with Down Syndrome

I had a conversation about Down syndrome with some friends recently, and we talked about what life is like raising a child who has...

#WDSD321: Myths and Truths About Down Syndrome

I'm a mom in her thirties, and in the time I've been alive, incredible advancements have been made for people with Down syndrome. When...

Being a Special Needs Mom is Really, Really Hard (But I...

While in high school, an opportunity came up at my church's youth group to volunteer as a buddy at Camp I Am Special — a fun, weeklong summer camp...

Why You Should Stop Using the R-Word

So why should you stop using the R-word? I could make this post short by telling you that I guarantee every time you use...

Being Prenatally Prepared With Harmony

Prenatal testing is a sensitive topic for many expectant parents. Some have the viewpoint that if they choose to continue with the pregnancy regardless...