Each year, hundreds of local associations gather to have their annual fundraisers in the form of a walk, run, 5K, dash, etc. Many of them fund the national organization, NDSS with their Buddy Walks. In years past, we have taken part in a walk with our local DSA here in NWI.

This year we are switching it up a bit due to some scheduleing issues and also the need to take our show on the road. This Saturday, we will be participating in the Walk to Independance benefiting the Down Syndrome Louisville.

I am pretty stoked about it because we not only get to walk in my hometown, but we will be able to have my family join us of which doesn't happen often.

We are unbelievably blessed in so many ways. This year, as well as in years past, we have had so many people come together in donations or support to show their love for LB and our family. To say that we are grateful doesn't seem like enough.

The DSL is a pretty cool organization and one of the many reasons I LONG to move back to the Ville. While its not in the cards for us at this time, I do plan to keep LB involved in some fashion so that she may have many opportunities wherever she may want to go in the future.

I'd really love to visit a new walk each year. Just to check them out. DC and our local walks being on the regular each year, of course. I mean while we are dreaming, let's just say that it would be pretty stinkin cool to get LB on the Times Square jumbotron one year too.... anyone, anyone?

Which brings me to the meat of my thoughts. This past week, we had the honor of attending a walk in Leighton's honor alone. All to herself. J's elementary school does a fundraiser every single year for our gal and the kiddos raise money as well. They bring thier change in and hang signs all around the school yard. Then all of the kids run around it like crazy and crowd around our girls like they are genuine celebrities. It's pretty cool and I cry every. single. year.

I am so blown away by the goodness that we have in our lives. It means so much to me to see that so many people love our family and take the time out of their days to do such a nice thing for us and our girl.

Thank you Miller Elementary for your time, kindness and giant hearts.

If you would like to join us or to simply share a donation, please feel free to do so here. All of the proceeds will go to benefit the DSL.

Thanks again from our family to yours!

Until next time...


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