Mary is 20 years old and has been a member of the Down Syndrome Connection since 2007. She has been supported and included in this group and has found support in the community at large. She has gained the confidence to achieve success in many areas. She has attended the University of Arkansas for two years, she swims with the Special Olympics aquatic team, she is a member of AquaHawgs. Swim USA, and the International Down Syndrome Swimming Organization Team USA.
She is an Arkansas Ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society and an Athletic Ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society. She has presented at the National Down Syndrome Adult Summit for two years and participates in the Buddy Walk on Washington DC, advocating for the rights of individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities. She loves her life and has been supported and encouraged by the Down Syndrome Connection of Northwest Arkansas.
Without the love and support of the Down Syndrome of Northwest Arkansas, Mary would not have developed the confidence and feeling of inclusion that launched her forward throughout the years. The Down Syndrome Connection of Northwest Arkansas has played a crucial role in her development as a person. Please support Down Syndrome Connection of Northwest Arkansas so they can continue their service, support, and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome and their families so we can reach our full potential.
There are a number of ways that you can be a part of Mary's Stars 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 Mary's Stars 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 & gifts of people with Down syndrome, & walk with us. The Step Up for Down Syndrome is the main fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Connection of Northwest Arkansas. No matter how you decide to support us, we want to thank you.
Mary and Family
Register for 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 Mary's Stars.