My Name is Sarah
MY NAME IS SARAH. I am a quilt designer and the sewcial director of Sarah's Sewcial Lounge. I also have a business called Down Right Charming. I sell my quilts mostly on etsy and I make pillowcases to donate to patients in the hospital in memory of my friend Kristen Kirton. I am a young adult living with Down syndrome. I hope you enjoy reading about my life journey.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Down Syndrome in the Ukraine
by Joyce: A quick request. If you are reading this and have adopted a child with Down syndrome from the Ukraine, will you please call me at the quilt store on Friday @ 440-684-9830. I would love to hear about your experience.
A friend of a friend of a friend, has an international house guest this week who is from the Ukraine. She is a teacher and has a son with Down syndrome. She recently started a program in her homeland for parents who are raising their child with Down syndrome. This friend thought I might be a good person to talk to since I have experience in the not-for-profit world and a daughter with Down syndrome. What she did not know is I have had the privilege of getting to know so many of you who have had experience in the Ukraine.
On a tiny side note...the woman who is hosting the dinner sent me directions to her place today. She lives in The Waterford on the coast of Lake Erie. The same building I lived in. The one John and I had our wedding reception in the party room a short twenty five years ago. I have not been been back there since August 1986. I'm thinking there's more to this plan than I know right now. I wonder if that's By Chance or By Design?
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who tried to call and left messages. I appreciate the quick response. I had such a wonderful evening with Olena. She is an amazing woman and trail blazer for kiddos with Down syndrome in her country. I will post more soon.