Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Paris Hilton Look-A-Likes

In addition to giving "Last To Leave Home" as a Christmas gift to her resident parents, Cheryl Terry in Texas gave Paris Hilton wigs for a fun gift to her residents. As you can see, the gals had a ball modeling their new "do's"!
Happy 2011 ladies!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Spirit is Alive in Texas

The community of North Richland Hills, Texas, has a special Christmas super santa! Cheryl Terry has two group homes and one of her gifts to the parents of her residents was my book personally inscribed. Pictured above on the left is Cheryl. Standing next to her holding "Last To Leave Home" is Janice May who hosted the lovely Christmas gathering.
Cheryl is such a caring person; what a gift that community has in her!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tim's Place

My friend, Mike Roth, just emailed me about Tim Harris who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This young man has Down syndrome, yet he owns his own restaurant where they serve breakfast, lunch, and hugs. They advertise Hugs as 0% calories, 0% guilt, and 100% sweetness. Check out his website and be sure to watch the short news story about Tim.

It's so refreshing to see what so many people with Down syndrome have accomplished.
I don't know about you, but I'm heading to Tim's Place.....just for hug from Tim.

Thanks Mike, for sharing this beautiful story.

Monday, December 13, 2010

St. Michael's Book Fair

Thanks to librarian, Cheli Henderson for inviting me to be part of an author's night at St. Michael's Book Fair which was held at Barnes & Noble. I enjoyed speaking to a number of parents and students. Pictured is the talented Ms. Henderson who was able to secure over $5,000 for St. Michaels. I have had the pleasure of coordinating our elective schedule with Cheli. The book fair was held Dec. 3. What a great time to buy Christmas gifts!