Learning and Sharing about Down Syndrome, and helping keep my 89 year old mom safe.


new perspective from a dear friend

The young lady and her two sons were sitting at a picnic table and the young lady slid to the edge of bench, leaned forward, smiled, and told me how blessed their family was to have a child born with Down Syndrome.

She held that smile for about 50 seconds and then picked up the new addition and gave him a hug.

This was the beginning of a new perspective for me, feels right and I don’t want to let go of it.

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manage your resources, Keep Going

Maybe something big has changed your life, maybe you became a caregiver of sorts.

You may have to give up some of your goals, but then again, maybe you don’t have to. Maybe lower them, keep them realistic. You may have to work to achieve your goals at some odd times and in some odd places.

We’ve learned here, to manage the heck out of our resources, be responsible, keep achieving goals and continue to have fun . . .

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Watch “Brooks & the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. #RiseWithUs” on YouTube

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Watch “Children’s Hospital Employee With Down Syndrome Inspires Doctors, Patients” on YouTube

stuff about our section walk across Georgia

In 2013 we stepped up on U.S.Highway 80 in the north part of Savannah, we headed west. In downtown Macon we turned north. In late 2014 we took the Dixie Overland Highway from its beginning, at Tybee Island, and headed west. Again, soon thereafter we turned north. In 2016 we began walking west, on 80, where we had turned north before. The 2013 and 2014 trips sealed every foot on foot from Tybee to downtown Macon.

Whenever possible, we are continuing on, on 80, to Phoenix City, Alabama.

The reason is to create excitement within me, to help me Keep Going. In about 85 miles, we will have completed a section walk across Georgia.

We will be able to say that we walked across Georgia using every legal part of U.S.Highway 80 available, and that it only took me 6 years. (smiling here)

In 2013, we crossed Georgia on foot using many roads.

After that, we will see. For now, we are enjoying this section walk, it’s fun doing this.

Managing the time and the responsibilities to be able to do this feels good. As always, I have a lot of help.

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thoughts on folks with Down Syndrome

I feel that people with Down Syndrome can aspire, inspire, motivate, encourage, fail and succeed, just like I do. I also think they need help, from time to time, just like I do.