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Archive for April, 2012

Lisa and Hal – A Love Story

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Defying the Odds

This is a great story about true love.  Lisa has Down syndrome and Hal has Cerebral Palsy… and they both have each other.

Besides being a great story, it also contains some important information on certain implications to getting married when you are currently receiving SSI benefits.

Read “Defying the Odds” from Kansan.com

Huy Pham Family Golf Tournament – DSAOC thanks you!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

DSAOC would like to extend a very special THANK YOU to Huy Pham and all of his family members and friends who came out to support their annual family golf tournament.  Through this tournament, the group raised almost $3,500 for DSAOC!

Mr. Pham works at the same company as Dr. Jensen, who has a young daughter, Sarah, with Down syndrome.  When the home location for this family event moved from Nevada to Orange County, Mr. Pham wanted to support a charity that had grown close to his heart through his relationship with the Jensen family.

DSAOC was thrilled to be the benefiting charity of the Huy Pham Family Golf Tournament, and we are thankful to Mr. Pham for his desire to support the programs and services we provide to our community.

Thank you!

Way to go, Trevor!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Our very own Trevor Hendershot from Irvine gets an awesome job at the Angels Team store.

Way to go, Trevor!!

Read OC Register Article

World Down Syndrome Day 2012 Reflections…

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

March 21, 2012 marked a very exciting World Down Syndrome Day!  If you haven’t had a chance to see the UN Webcast, below is the link.

Additionally, NBC New York Nightly News aired a segment.  Check it out below.

DSAOC had an exciting fundraiser on March 24, in honor of World Down Syndrome Day.  We had almost 40 people in attendance, 10 of which were individuals with Down syndrome, including our fabulous DJ WillPower.  The event raised more than $800!

Thank you Trinity Episcopal Church for donating the space, a big thanks to our generous Zumba instructors, Gia and Patty,   and we’d also like to thank the sponsors in attendance which included a jewelry vendor, Bubba Sweets and Jamba Juice.  A photo collage from the event is below.

United Nations Webcast of WDSD 2012

View NBC New York Nightly News WDSD Segment