Dr. Peirson in Portland, Oregon


A great friend of mine brought the Peirson Center to my attention recently.

I am just a layman, but after reading about Dr. Peirson and watching a few YouTube videos, she sounds cutting-edge to me.

a bit about Down syndrome

The extra chromosome is believed to occur by chance, with no known behavioral activity or environmental factor that changes the probability.

The paragraph above was copied and pasted here from a Google search of “Down Syndrome Wikipedia”

Here is the link.


Sitting and chatting at UAMS

It’s been rewarding to me, to sit on a bench, smile and end up being a part of conversations with all sorts of folks.

Most of my time spent this way has been in front of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

Most of the conversations have been with patients coming in from the parking lot or waiting on the little bus that brings them there.

Yesterday, the driver of the bus was constantly displaying a huge smile that seemed to make all of us feel better, and I told him so. He even smiled at that.

Down syndrome – cancer

recently while visiting the clinic at UAMS that works with Down Syndrome, I found out, and it’s public knowledge, that Kent McKelvey M.D. is fighting Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

I’ve heard of his work at the clinic and his wonderful way of making folks feel comfortable.

The Arkansas Down Syndrome Association’s Facebook page shares information concerning this awesome young man.

United States Navy veteran

My active-duty was served on board the USS Franklin D Roosevelt CVA 42, an aircraft carrier

“50 Mums | 50 Kids | 1 Extra Chromosome”

This is beautiful.

UAMS visit . . September 2018

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“Kent McKelvey, Medical Geneticist”

Seems like a kind person.

Dr. McKelvey has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and is fighting for his life at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas.

about disabilities

Fifty-seven million Americans are living with disabilities, 400,000 of them with Down Syndrome. Almost three decades ago President Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which provides individuals with disabilities . . .

The paragraph above was taken from the article that the link below will take you to.


runner, weight loss, Alzheimer’s

Her story includes running, weight loss and Alzheimer’s disease. She will soon Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

She said she is working to stay in good health.