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October 04, 2016
One Mother is Changing the Media’s – and the World’s – Perception of Those with Disabilities
(Photo property of Katie Driscoll) As the mom of six children, including a daughter with...
April 19, 2016
Love Doesn’t Die: A Mother Remembers Her Daughter with Down Syndrome
“Love doesn’t die.” That’s a quote from a letter we received at Christopher headquarters recently...
February 25, 2015
Saving Society’s “Disposable” Kids: Filmmaker Brian Ivie Discusses “The Drop Box”
(All photos property of The Drop Box Film/Focus on the Family) On June 20, 2011,...
February 06, 2015
Man Forced to Choose Between His Wife and His Newborn Baby with Down Syndrome
From ABC News: When Samuel Forrest of Armenia heard a baby crying from outside his...
January 28, 2015
“In People with Intellectual Disabilities, I Found a School of the Heart”
Throughout history, people with intellectual disabilities like Down Syndrome have often been shunned by society...
September 18, 2014
Deal with Troubles, But Don’t Lose Track of the World’s Beauty: An Interview with Dean Koontz
"The dark makes the light stuff brighter." Not only is that a comment made by...
June 04, 2014
Down Syndrome, Racial Harmony, & Hearing Impairment Themes in High School Poster Contest Winners
Today we're highlighting the top three winners in The Christophers' 24th Annual Poster Contest for...
April 16, 2014
“Dancing with the Stars” Contestant Makes Dream Come True for Young Woman with Down Syndrome
James Maslow has attracted a lot of fans as a singer with the band Big...
March 10, 2014
Harlem Globetrotters Add Teen with Down Syndrome to Roster
Eighteen-year-old Kevin Grow from Bensalem, Pennsylvania, became an Internet phenomenon when video of him scoring...
October 30, 2013
The Only Disability in Life is a Bad Attitude
I saw the image below on Christopher Award-winning author Nicole Lataif's Facebook page today. It's...
October 03, 2013
Love Turns Despair Into Hope: The LaHood Family’s Ministry to Disabled Children
When Dan LaHood was in second grade at St. John Baptist De La Salle grammar...
September 26, 2013
How a 30-Year-Old Batboy with Down Syndrome Inspires the Cincinnati Reds – and Everyone
Thirty years ago, when Cheryl and Dave Kremer received the diagnosis that their son Teddy...
March 21, 2013
The U.S.’ First Restaurant Owner with Down Syndrome
Today is World Down Syndrome Day, a day to acknowledge and promote the good, loving,...
March 07, 2013
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...
March 03, 2013
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...
January 10, 2013
“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...
November 15, 2012
“People” Magazine Features Down Syndrome Adoption Ministry
Congratulations to former Christopher Closeup guest Andrea Roberts for getting her international Down syndrome orphan...
May 08, 2012
What Down Syndrome Taught One Mother About Brokenness, Beauty and Perfection
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