When Kate was born my first two questions were:
1. How many people with Down syndrome have run a marathon?
2. What kind of research is being done on Down syndrome.
Kate is the youngest of four kids. Her birth diagnosis was as life changing as one could expect. However, as we have learned in our journey with her it has now become a life movement for us. It is our mission as her parents to advance reasearch and promote fitness for individuals with Down syndrome. The choice to raise money for LuMind was there fore a "no brainer" for us.
Research needs our help in understanding many questions about Down syndrome and the journey is just beginning as the NIH has now become a great sponsor in moving this effor t forward. Research does not happen over night but it can happen together. With voice and support from parents, researchers, clinicians, and partnering organizations we are trying to improve the course for research and health outcomes for those with Down syndrome.
With your donation you can help researchers to understand the questions behind why individuals with Down syndrome do not develop solid tumor cancers, why they develop the pathology for Alzheimers more than those of us with 46 chromosomes, and much more.
It is an honor to celebrate unique individuals like Kate. She has made our lives better by experiencing the world through their eyes.