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Hazel is 8!

This child. This child that sparked a light in me, turned 8 this week. When she was born we knew that our life would be full of greatness. Don't get me wrong, it is NOT without its challenges, but greatness indeed follows. It was also not without fear. But from the deepest of fear and despair, courage and joy can emerge. Now I fear that WITHOUT this child, we would have never learned this hard, but beautiful truth about life. This child who taught how to love much deeper than we could have previously understood. This child who has shown us that we aren't all made the same, but we are created equal. This child who has introduced us to...

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Adaptive Athlete Class

We have been a part of an Adaptive Athlete program at All Level CrossFit for a year and a half now. It runs Tuesday at 4pm and Saturday’s at 12pm. Please email me or John at All Level if you would like to give it a try! These sessions are for ages 15 and up. Kids CrossFit is also available (times vary) starting at age 6.  After piloting the program in the summer of 2018, I personally became a participant just over a year ago when I realized that I need to step up my fitness game. The program encourages everyone and anyone, of all abilities and fitness levels, to come out and have some fun in a team environment,...

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Off To College Fall Playgroup

We are BACK!!!! The "OFF to COLLEGE" playgroup had it's first official gathering of the 2019 school year. This is a group that CHF has started in partnership with St. Clair College to welcome new families into the Down syndrome community. It is also, a space where friends who already know each other get a chance to connect, talk, and share experiences and ideas with each other. Raising a child with Down syndrome is a lot like raising any child, however at times it is valuable to be able to speak to others that have had similar experiences. It is comforting to chat with other parents who are compassionate to your specific situation and can relate to exactly how you might be feeling.  What a...

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