Dearest Proud Parents,
I am so excited about the many events coming up in March!. I hope you will take a minute to read through this email and learn about each one. Here's what's going on:
Saturday, March 9th, 10:00 AM: "The Little Engine That Could." Free Concert and Piano Workshop for Children with Special Needs taught by Daniela Clapp who advocates for teaching piano to children with Down syndrome. Click here for more info: Piano Workshop Flyer
Thursday, March 13- Spanish Parent Meeting (see bottom of this email for more information)
Saturday, March 16th- Glow Run
If you went last year you know how much fun it was and this year it's going to be even bigger and better. Don't worry, you don't have to be a runner to enjoy this fun family event that benefits Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona, it also includes a 1 mile Walk, 5K and 10K. Click this link to get more information or to register.
Thursday, March 21st -Party in the Park on World Down Syndrome Day
It's free, but you must register. Click here for more information about and to register for Party in the Park.
Saturday, March 23rd- Special Day for Special Kids at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale
Go ride the trains and have a great time. No need to register, just show up. This is sponsored by the Scottsdale Rotary Club.
Saturday, March 30th- Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Rockin' R Ranch
Come hunt for Easter Eggs and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! There will be food, crafts, music and more. It's free, but you must register. Click here to get more information or to register:
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
How I love my job working with dear families who have loved ones with Down syndrome. But there is one aspect of my job that is so very difficult, and that is when we lose one of our precious ones.
My heart is broken for Jessica and Phillip Jones whose angel baby Morgan Samantha passed away on February 22nd. She was only 3 years old. Her parents asked me to tell you how thankful they are for all of you who came to her funeral and/or sent encouraging notes of love.
I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to three people who made this family's whole experience so much easier. I would like to tell Ethan Larsen (Kamber's Kaskets) thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the beautiful casket for her. I am thankful to Roy Crandall who did the beautiful upholstery in the casket and thank you to Christian Timothy, owner of Falconer Funeral Home who provided all the services they needed.
I also wish to tell all the staff at Phoenix Children's Hospital
and all those who work at Ryan House
thank you for truly being angels among us. This journey has been so very difficult, but the help of wonderful people like these has helped us get through this very sad time.
If I had to say my feelings for this sweet angel baby it would be simply,
"So little. So loved."
With all my love,
Gina Johnson (aka David's Mom)