Sunday, February 5, 2012

Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus Wants to hear from you!

BIG NEWS! The Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus is launching its "Featured Person of the Week" series. We want to share stories of individuals with disabilities to highlight the incredible things they're doing. Please send your submissions (with a photo and a brief biography) to A new person will be featured every Friday. Share with your friends and spread the word!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Leticia's column in Anchorage Alaska paper

A few months ago I wrote a response to a mother in Alaska who feared that research to help improve the lives of those with Down syndrome implied rejection of her precious child. I reassured her in this column that the opposite is true, we support research because we love our children and want the best for them.

KIDS West!

KIDS has branched out to the West Coast! California mom Heather Graves proudly carried our banner at a candlelight prayer vigil in San Diego.
Heather reports:
It is with great pride that my sister and I held the "Keep Infants with Down Syndrome" Banner at our Pro-Life Candlelight Prayer Vigil along Harbor Dr. in downtown San Diego. There were about 180 people lining the street holding signs, candles and praying together. We got a lot of support and encouragement by those who passed by.

The birth of my son John Carroll 3 years ago filled my life with joy. It also opened my eyes to the horrific reality of the over 90% abortion rate of the innocent unborn diagnosed with Down Syndrome. I have always been an active member of the pro-life movement. I was ashamed that I was not aware of this grim reality. I am so grateful for the opportunity to defend the life of the unborn.
We are thrilled to have KIDS represented on the West Coast!

Incidentally, the banner Heather carried was donated by Melissa Souza. Melissa does not have a child with Down syndrome, but she has a heart for them.  She contacted me last year wanting to contribute something to KIDS.  I suggested signs or a banner, and she quickly located a pro-life printer who made a banner from our logo.  Melissa has a business called Baby’s Own Space, making beautiful personalized name plaques for children. Please check out her website and support this pro-life mom’s business.

Thank you Heather and Melissa for supporting KIDS and helping us defend and celebrate the lives of children with Down syndrome!