In the beginning…

Dr. Jerome Lejuene, discoverer of cause of Down syndrome I discovered I was pregnant with my fourth child very early in February of 1984.  I was 42 and certainly not expecting to be expecting, but Jerry and I rolled with the punches and were soon changing our life course and making new plans. Those plans…

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It’s your choice! (Or is it?)

“Hey, Buddy!  I’ll take you to get some ice cream.  We’ll go anywhere you want as long as it’s Baskin-Robbins, and you can have any kind of ice cream you want as long as it’s vanilla! “It’s absolutely your choice!”This is the message of your federal government, as articulated by Mark Olson, head of LTO…

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Last night was the Gala, the second act of Down Home Ranch’s big annual fundraising weekend.  Friday was brisk, clear, and breezy, but not too much so for a great day on the golf course.  About 130 golfers played, or played at, 18 holes on the beautiful Avery Ranch course.  All went off without a…

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Col. Don Rettberg, Jo, and Don, Jr. Last night we attended the Northwest Kiwanis’ farewell dinner to a family that made a huge difference in the lives of so many families, including ours, in the days and years following the birth of their son or daughter with Down syndrome. Jo and Don Rettberg, with their…

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