|Our sweet baby James|
Photograph by Megan Newton Photography
Down syndrome research has historically been underfunded. We need to work together to change this statistic to increase funding for research that will hopefully lead to improving memory, learning and communication, and increasing individual's independence. This is something dear to my heart as I want to give James every opportunity a typical kid has and that includes living on his own and taking care of himself. I worry about his increased risk for Alzheimer's. Acting now to increase research may lead to developments that can actually impact James' life. That's something I'm all for!
Current research is working on targeted biomedical therapies that may improve intellectual difficulties that many people with Ds experience. Cognitive research is leading to improved memory and communication which can lead to an enhanced life for those with Ds. The opportunities are endless and I'm excited to see where they lead next.
Research Down Syndrome
Down syndrome helped by exercise
Roche research improving neurological deficits
Molecular Roots of Down syndrome Unraveled
Truly amazing stories that teach us all to never, ever give up. These are amazing athletes that are teaching the world what not only people with Ds, but what anyone can do. Set your dreams high!
Elite marathon runner
First person with Ds to climb to Mt Everest base camp
Women running the LA marathon
Running Club 21 - this is pretty awesome!
National Honor Society
College Runner - Love this story!
Down syndrome support
Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network
Mission T21 (you might recognize one of the birth stories)
Global Down Syndrome Foundation
National Down Syndrome Congress
Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association