Last year this is what I wrote on Alea's Buddy Walk page, On August 14, 2010 Alea May joined the clan. It came as a surprise when she was diagnosed with Down syndrome. She is a true angel. She has been such a wonderful blessing to our home and has brought an amazing spirit."
I must admit, I had no idea then how amazing her spirit was. I have been blown away this year with her influence on our family. She has a nack, even at a young age, of identifying those who need a smile and giving it to them. You can't help but feel good when you are with her. She is such a blessing!
The UDSF strives to bring families together to share experiences, challenges, goals, and dreams and to educate parents and society in understanding and appreciating the needs of individuals with Down syndrome. As parents gain knowledge, they are empowered to become better advocates for their children, thus providing them with increased opportunities to reach their highest potential.
Many thanks for your support as we continue our walk with Alea through life with Down syndrome-- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! Every little bit helps.
Last year we reached our goal within 20 hours of posting Alea's Page. Do to the business of life, I am late getting my page up and running so hopefully we can have the same results this year.