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ADAPT members arrested protesting proposed Medicaid cuts

May 4, 2011 Kyron 4 Comments

Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes its a firefighter running into a burning building that everyone else is running from. Sometimes it’s a mom who bravely holds down her child while a nurse sticks yet another needle into them, just because they know it’s needed. Sometimes its a person or a group of …

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National Healthcare Reform and individuals with special needs

May 12, 2009 Kyron No Comments

I was pleased to receive notice about a speech an amazing woman, Julie Beckett, gave recently to a group in Madison, WI (I am so going to have to get up there someday with the excuse of visiting my brother) Julie is mother to Katie, who contracted viral encephalitis when she was 6 months old. …

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Be Part of the Breakthrough for Down Syndrome Research

May 7, 2009 Kyron 1 Comment

This article was submitted to me and unfortunately I have been sidetracked. That seems to happen alot these days. Life has a way of doing that to so many of us.  While this article talks specifically about Down Syndrome research, there is room to be concerned about funding for many issues regarding special needs children. …

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Tropic Thunder producers fail to act – Boycott called for

August 11, 2008 Kyron 3 Comments

Well I’m not surprised…..and I’m sorry about that. Apparently Dreamworks will make no effort at this time to rectify the use of the word “retard” or otherwise ameliorate the negative sterotype being proliferated in the movie Tropic Thunder. A recent viewing left David Tolleson of the National Down Syndrome Congress feeling “like I had been …

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Eugenics in today’s society

May 1, 2008 Kyron 16 Comments

I posted about Trig Paxon Van Palin the other day. He is the beautiful son of the Governor of Alaska and her husband. In their press statement on the birth of this their 5th child, the stated that: We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would …

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Alaska’s Governor has 5th child, a son with down syndrome

April 21, 2008 Kyron 1 Comment

Governor Palin, Congratulations to you and your husband and happy birth day to Trig Paxon Van Palin! With that, we take this opportunity to also welcome you to the amazing country of Holland. You’re very familiar with the Italy tour (having four older children) and I want to assure you that your time in our …

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The Disability Savings Act of 2008

March 17, 2008 Kyron 1 Comment

First of all – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! As a proud irishwoman I can’t let the day go by without acknowledging it! Today I wanted you all to become aware of a piece of legislation introduced by former presidential candidate Senator Chris Dodd. It is called the Disability Savings Act of 2008. According to Senator …

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