My mother is the Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City and for the past ten years I have been blessed with opportunities to volunteer and spend time with individuals with special needs.
Through her work, my mother is able to connect families, build a community, and help spread awareness. This summer I have been able to travel with her to publicly speak about the new film she helped produce called “Just LikeYou”. We have gone around to camps, schools and hospitals to help teach acceptance.
I have also volunteered with my sorority sisters – Kara Simon and Mollie Imalach – at the DSG’s grand opening of their new location. It’s an amazing feeling to give back and it’s even more rewarding when you get to give back with your sisters.
Post written by: Jenna Allison