Down Syndrome Association for Families
2017 Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk

October 7, 2017
Festivities start at 8:00 am
Walk starts at 9:30 am

Antelope Park (Near 30th & A St.)
Lincoln, Nebraska


Henry's Hooligans - Captain: Mary Sweeney

Hi everybody! It's me again! Henry Sweeney. I'm back and wilder than ever!

Guess what? I started preschool at Touching Hearts and I'm loving it!  I have lots of friends there and give them hug after hug each day. I'm learning new words and songs and prayers each day and also teaching my friends some cool things too - like all the signs that I know.

DSAF has given me all sorts of cool opportunities too! I went to a swimming party with my family, got to work on some of my balance and running skills at My Gym, and even took my little brother to the pumpkin patch and children's museum for the first time. He was pretty excited to be able to experience those things too.  And you want to know why?  Because of all the amazing people like you that donate to DSAF to help offset the costs of all these great activities.  

Mom sits on the board for DSAF now and says they are planning a really great educational conference for teachers, medical professionals, parents, and others too. I think it's great that more and more individuals are learning all about people like me. Because you know what...we aren't that different than you!

Sure, it might take me a little longer to learn things.  And I might get frustrated when you don't understand all the amazing stories I am so clearly telling you, but if more and more people support DSAF and learn about Down syndrome, there will be more and more people who WILL understand me. And that will make for some great opportunities for little ones like me when I grow up.  

I really hope you can be a part of our team this year! Make sure you click to "Register on Henry's Hooligans," that way you will be sure to get a t-shirt (if you want one) and will be listed as our team member. Even if you can't make it in October, know I will be sending you lots of hugs for all your support.  


Team Goal

Team Donors
Jessica Allington
Deb Burks
Tim Sweeney
With love to Henry!
Larry Widhelm
In memory of Barry
Team Registrants
Deb Burks
Henry Sweeney
Maggie Stuckey
Mary Sweeney
Cynthia Monohon
Jack Sweeney
Luke Sweeney
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