Love Turns Despair Into Hope: The LaHood Family’s Ministry to Disabled Children

Dan and Cubby LaHood with children at St. Joseph's House (via Bethesda Magazine)

When Dan LaHood was in second grade at St. John Baptist De La Salle grammar school in Chillum, Maryland, God was already planting seeds for his future. Dan’s teacher chose him to be the companion of a student named Danny Alexander, who had muscular dystrophy. Though Dan was supposed to be Danny’s helper, the opposite [Read More...]

How a 30-Year-Old Batboy with Down Syndrome Inspires the Cincinnati Reds – and Everyone

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Thirty years ago, when Cheryl and Dave Kremer received the diagnosis that their son Teddy had Down Syndrome, they were told he’d never have more than a 40 IQ and possibly might never walk or talk. That was just the beginning of the story, though, and it took a much more positive turn than anyone [Read More...]

The U.S.’ First Restaurant Owner with Down Syndrome

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Today is World Down Syndrome Day, a day to acknowledge and promote the good, loving, and inherently valuable lives of men and women who were born with an extra chromosome. It’s the perfect time to share this story from the Today Show about Tim Harris from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who may be the U.S.’ first [Read More...]

UPDATE: Jennifer Lawrence’s Friend with Down Syndrome Gets His Own Moment in the Spotlight

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The other day I posted some excerpts from a story in New York’s Daily News about Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence’s longtime friendship with Andy Strunk, a young man with Down Syndrome that she met in church many years ago. Now the local TV station in Louisville, Kentucky – WAVE3 – has given Andy his own [Read More...]


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