The video above was shown to us at a parents night out Ice Cream Social held by the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota. Mike & I immediately cried and smiled along with the hundred other parents in the gymnasium. This story mirrored our life with Yasmine almost exactly (even down to the heart surgery). Please take a moment to watch this, it may help you understand our life just a little better!
We have been fortunate to be surrounded by so much love and support by our family, friends, and the strangers who have become a part of our lives. We had a surprise diagnosis at birth, but were given so many tools and resources to succeed on this new journey! We see so much value in what the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota does for families embarking on this new and typically unknown path just like we once did! We hope to aid in providing this organization with the resources it needs to help these families thrive and gain the sense of community we have been so kindly welcomed into.
A little update on Yasmine (3.5yrsold):
- Goes to Spanish Immersion Daycare 3 days a week
- Starts Pre-School this September!
- Loves running as fast as she can & sliding down the biggest slides
- Started singing a long to some of her favorite Disney Songs
- Practices her WWE moves on little sister Mia
- Loves her bedtime story "The Napping House" & Her Purple Puppy Yasmine
Please consider joining us for our fourth consecutive walk & donating to this cause so near and dear to our heart! We walk for Yasmine and the community she shares something special with <3
Sunday, September 22 (12PM)
This year's event starts at 10AM with our PRE-PARTY family concert featuring Rachel Coleman of Signing Time! The AWARDS CEREMONY & PROGRAM starts at 11:30AM. The WALK starts at noon.
Stay later for our AFTER PARTY featuring a DJ, food trucks, yard games, jump castles, and a resource fair.
Registration is $5 for all walkers over 2. Your $5 registration includes a walk T-shirt, discounts for food trucks, and other awesome goodies and giveaways. Your registration is also your entry for door prizes that will be given away during the awards ceremony. Did we mention your registration fee includes an awesome walk T-shirt?!?