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

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...]

Academy Award Winner Jennifer Lawrence’s Longtime Friend with Down Syndrome

In today’s New York Daily News, there’s a profile of the Best Actress Oscar winner for “Silver Linings Playbook,” Jennifer Lawrence, focusing on her life, family and friends growing up in Louisville, Kentucky. The piece notes that the Lawrence clan – who one neighbor describes as “a wonderful Christian family” – were her guests for [Read More...]

“Fringe” Explores Love, Humanity, & Destroying Children Who Are “Chromosomal Mistakes”

“You are mistaken about him. He is no child. He is a chromosomal mistake, a genetic anomaly…Like all anomalies, he was scheduled to be destroyed.” That line was spoken by the character Windmark (Michael Kopsa) in a recent episode of of the TV series “Fringe” entitled “Anomaly XB-6783746″ (Episode 10, Spoilers Ahead). I’ve written about [Read More...]

“People” Magazine Features Down Syndrome Adoption Ministry

Congratulations to former Christopher Closeup guest Andrea Roberts for getting her international Down syndrome orphan ministry, Reece’s Rainbow (named after her son Reece), featured in People magazine. An excerpt: Andrea Faris Roberts figured her new son, born in 2002, got his almond-shaped eyes from her husband, Rich. But when doctors confirmed that Reece had Down [Read More...]


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