Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thought I would share....

I get emailed newsletter type stuff from Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers' office. Here is what I got today...

In Case You Missed It...

I wanted to share with you articles that ran today in Roll Call and Politico. They are about something very important to me—raising awareness of Down syndrome. That issue has received a lot of attention recently because Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s son has Down Syndrome. As you may know, my 16-month-old son, Cole, has Down syndrome.

Hearing the test results after Cole’s birth was difficult. Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child, and Down syndrome is not on that list. And while it is not what we expected, we have embraced Cole as the special gift from God that he is. Now we are developing new dreams for our son and look forward to seeing him—and helping others like him—reach their full potential.

As founder and co-chair of the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus, it is my goal to heighten society’s awareness of the capabilities, value, and worth of people with disabilities.

-Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Here is the links to the two articles she is talking about.

"On a Special Mission"

Pols discuss raising special-needs kids

5 comments:

Cleo said...

These articles are very interesting!!!. Thank you for sharing them Kacey :)

Shawndi84 said...

I just wanted to say Hi!! I saw your page from Kecia's. We live in Utah, but may be moving to the Spokane area soon! You have a beautiful family!

-Shawndi

amy flege said...

I got this email too!! exciting!

Laurie said...

Hey Kacey!
I know I haven't commented lately, but I'm still here. Ella always makes me smile and laugh...I love your new montage.

Thanks for the political updates and awareness pieces, too!
Take care :)

Shawndi84 said...

Yes- A'Reian turns 3 November 11th! Ella's little personality reminds me a lot of A'Reians from the pictures! She looks like a character.. I bet they would play so cute together! I am really hoping we move up that way soon!