Kim Adams of Ulster County, New York, is a CAT scan technician, a mother and, since 2010, the founder of an organization that grants wishes for people with Down syndrome.
Interviewed by CBS-TV, Adams gave her reasons for starting Gifts from the Heart for Downs. “People aren’t always very kind so I just felt this was one way to honor people with Down syndrome, and help them have something for themselves,” she said. She had adopted two babies with Down syndrome herself, and remembers the challenges.
Adams and her family raise all the money to fulfill wishes, and work hard to arrange everything from visits with celebrities to purchases of strollers or electronic equipment which can help children improve their communication. All the families who’ve benefited are moved by the generosity of the organization.
Make it a point to be kind to everyone, but especially those the world often treats harshly. Your generosity and compassion could mean the world to them.
Increase and abound in love for one another and for all. (1 Thessalonians 3:12)
Divine Master, encourage us to share our blessings.