Lets Not Talk About Real Estate
The Yorklyn Yoggers thank all their well wishers and contributors to the Down Syndrome Association of Delawares Annual Buddy Walk on Sunday May 20, 2012. We walked and it was a beautiful sunny day Thank you friends and family for helping us meet and exceed our goals for the walk: Elaine and John Woerner. Marlane Baird, Ruth Clancy, Allan Cleary and Sandra Home, Gail Renulfi, Guido and Catherine Garosi, Pam Rybinski, Jane Goldman and UBS (Gregg Goldman), Pat Pugh, Angela, Whit, Savannah and Mike Daly, Grayce and Sid Hess, Phil Gamgort, John Howker and Barbara Schaeffer, Jennifer Idell, Anna Jennings, Joanne and Bill Nimmo.
It was a busy June and will be a busy July too! Ryan attended the Senior Prom and rode in a limo with 7 beautiful ladies and then gradated with his 2012 class a from John Dickenson high School at the University of Delaware Carpenter Center - Ryan joined with other self advocates and concerned parents who met with Senator Tom Carper and talked to him about the importance of passing the ABLE Act and then it was off to Camp PALS at Cabrini College in King of Prussia PA for a whole week. Camp PALS is a camp for 18 to 25 year old young adults with Down syndrome who are paired one-to-one with a volunteer counselor. Ryan spent a glorious week away from his parents making new friends and learning a lot about independence. His mother and father barely survived the experience too.
Next up will be a three day camp at Camp Barnes near Bethany Beach with his friends from Special Olympics Delaware and then it will be on to Washington DC to attend the National Down Syndrome Congresss annual meetings where Ryan will participate in the Young Adults Self Advocate conference while his mother and father are attending classes and seminars. Have a Tremendous remainder of summer 2012