Bradley is our super sweet, cuddly, stubborn, goofy, spunky, 3.5. year old. He loves playing with and following his sister around and getting his little brother to giggle. He loves to play catch and loves the water. He has the biggest smile and the most contagious and easy laugh. He's become quite the skilled escape artist and mess maker and has a little sidekick he's teaching his skills to. Bradley is a cuddly bear and loves to give hugs and kisses. He's the first to give hugs to everyone in the morning and the first to comfort someone when they are sad. He's always dancing to music and singing songs (he especially loves the soundtrack from The Greatest Showman) and loves books. We love him to pieces!
Bradley was born early one morning and we didn't know he had Down syndrome until later that evening. It was a big shock and we didn't even know where to start. One of the biggest blessings we had was the outreach of the local Down syndrome group in Arizona. We had a lot of questions about Down syndrome and got a heaven-sent visit and new parent packet filled with information and inspiring stories. We were so happy to find the Down Syndrome Connection of NWA (DSCNWA) when we moved here three and half years ago. We hope you will join us in supporting the DSCNWA so they can provide more programs, resources, and support for Bradley and the 250+ families here blessed by an extra chromosome.
Danielle joined the DSCNWA Board 2 years ago and is very passionate about growing the group here in NWA. The funds raised are used for new parent baskets like the wonderful one we received when Bradley was born and to provide educational and social programs throughout the year for individuals and families blessed by Down syndrome. The walk is the biggest fundraiser for the DSCNWA and the money raised funds almost everything the DSCNWA does in a year.
There are a number of ways that you can be a part of “Bradley's Bunch” and provide support:
- Join me as we Step Up for Down Syndrome in our annual walk on Saturday, October 5th at Arvest Ballpark (Event 10-1pm, Walk at 12pm). Be sure to register by 9/11 to get my team name on the back of your shirt!
- Make an online donation here to Bradley's team to support the DSCNWA as we fund exciting and innovative programs to support the families in NWA blessed by Down syndrome
- Tell others about the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk and the great work of the DSCNWA organization
October is Down syndrome Awareness month. We hope that you will join us, celebrate the many wonderful qualities and gifts of people with Down syndrome and walk with us. The Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk is the main fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Connection of Northwest Arkansas.
Register to attend the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk
CLICK HERE to register for the Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk on October 5th and to join Team Bradley.