Buddy Pages Contest!
We will be having a contest for who can raise the most money with their Buddy Page. So get creative, tell your story and reach out to everyone you know to support your loved ones with Down Syndrome and DSNO. Our overall fundraising goal is to provide these resources to families so rather than a prize we decided to go right to what parents tell us are their most pressing needs.
Raise the following amounts with your Buddy Page and earn the following rewards ~
Come join us for this year’s DSNO Buddy Walk to help raise funds for events to help families with children and young adults with Down Syndrome/Trisomy-21. The funds raised via this event will help to support our efforts in making connections with other families to encourage our children and young adults to thrive through social and educational opportunities. Thomas' mom has been able to connect with other moms to discuss medical needs and have the support of other moms walking a similar road in life. The DSNO sponsors events for moms and dads to connect as well as the children. Thomas
To learn more visit Team Thomas's Buddy PageSupport Team Thomas
Claire is the youngest of our 9 beautiful children. She is such a ray of sunshine in our lives. What joy Claire brings to everyone she comes in contact with. Please help us support Down Syndrome Network of Oregon in bringing a positive message to the world around us about these beautiful gifts from God! We truly are blessed!
The Guiher Family
To learn more visit Claire’s Crusaders's Buddy PageSupport Claire’s Crusaders
★Happy 2nd Birthday to Brooklyn★
Please join Team Boogie Down as we walk for a second time with the Down Syndrome Network Oregon. An organization the has become like family to us, and so many others. We thank you for supporting Brooklyn on this buddy walk and we will see you there. This walk will take place on her 2nd BIRTHDAY and we cant wait to bring it in with you.
♥☆HAPPY BIRTHDAY to OUR SWEET GIRL☆♥
To learn more visit Team Boogie Down's Buddy PageSupport Team Boogie Down
Asher john is the 9th of my wonderful children. I can't even begin to tell you how blessed and thankful my family and I are that God trusted us with such an amazing gift. He reaches for the stars every day and goes above and beyond the goals we set for him. This is year is our familys first time doing the Buddy Walks for asher and we just heard about this and we are so blessed to be a part of it. So if you want to walk with us or donate/sponsor in Asher's names we would be grateful. I found out about Asher having Down syndrome when I was 12 weeks pregnant with him. I would be lying if I sai
To learn more visit Team Asher's Buddy PageSupport Team Asher
Sarah is 6 years old and just started 1st grade this year. She is an amazing part of our family. She is one of five children in our family. She absolutely loves books, and always has a stack of them next to her bed. She loves swimming, intertubing behind the boat, playing outside, cars and Lightning McQueen. She is so full of life, love and smiles. I thank God every day for blessing our lives with such a precious gift. Each member of our family is a better person because of Sarah. It is very important to us that each one of our children has every opportunity to reach their full potential.
To learn more visit Team Sarah's Buddy PageSupport Team Sarah
We hope you will join Emma and our family as we participate in our first BUDDY WALK this year. The money raised in this walk goes to the Down Syndrome Network Oregon which helps support individuals and families like ours. We hope to see you there!
To learn more visit Team Emma's Buddy PageSupport Team Emma
Hello from Team Ells Bells! We would love for you to join us for our 2nd Buddy Walk! We will be walking to show our support for our Ellie girl and more than 400,000 other individuals with Down syndrome in the U.S.
Every dollar we raise brings us one step closer to ensuring that our daughter and every individual with Down syndrome will have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Our fundraising efforts will support local programs and services provided by the Down Syndrome Network of Oregon.
Make your tax-deductible donation today and take the first step toward
To learn more visit Team Ells Bells's Buddy PageSupport Team Ells Bells
On Sunday, September 28th 2014, our family along with many friends will be walking in the 2014 Buddy Walk in support of the Down Syndrome Network Oregon and to show our support for the more than 400,000 individuals just like our daughter Joanna, born with Down syndrome in the United States.
As in previous years we want to do everything we can to make sure that individuals with Down Syndrome are given every opportunity to reach their full potential.
This is a chance for us to send a message of acceptance and a belief in the abilities and contributions of all people. Last year al
To learn more visit Team Joanna Landazuri's Buddy PageSupport Team Joanna Landazuri
Our daughter Suzanne is a ten year old with an extra chromosome and a zest for life, just like her BFF Shelby. When Suzanne was younger, we felt lost. One day, we found the Down Syndrome Network Oregon and it truly changed our life. We are supporting the Buddy Walk so that the DSNO can continue its mission to help individuals and families like ours. On September 28th, we will be walking in Lake Oswego. Won't you please help us help DSNO?
To learn more visit The Suzanna Bees's Buddy PageSupport The Suzanna Bees
Abigale Rae was born in August 2012. Our little girl only weighed 5 pounds 13 ounces at birth but has no heart problems and spent zero hours in the NICU. We did not realize how lucky we were until we went to our 1st Buddy Walk in 2012 and heard stories from others. Our girl is growing and moving at her own pace, "Abby time" is what we call it. We love her to bits and can't imagine our lives without her.
To learn more visit Team Abby's Buddy PageSupport Team Abby
When Anna was born, it was a surprise and a shock to find out that she had Down Syndrome. Immediately, questions began to swarm about "what next?" We tried to figure out what it meant and also why it happened. I think those questions will take a lifetime to answer. But, in all the newness of our situation, looking back, we would not change a thing regarding Anna. If God came to us and said that He would take away the Down Syndrome if we wanted, we would emphatically say no.
The bible says that 'we are fearfully and wonderfully made'. Even though Anna has Down Syndrome, she is still w
To learn more visit Fiery Anna's Buddy PageSupport Fiery Anna
Welcome to the Buddy Team Page of Team Jeannine! on September 29, Jeannine "The Bean" will lead us in the Buddy Walk. This will be a great opportunity to get out and show our support for Jeannine, as well as Down Syndrome Network Oregon. If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to this great organization. Every dollar helps!
To learn more visit Team Jeannine's Buddy PageSupport Team Jeannine
My name is Kali. I'm 6 and a soccer playing fashionista. I love to wear cleats, shin guards, a tutu, opera gloves, and carry my light saber. I am entering into 1st grade this fall and I'm super excited. I've already memorized almost all the sight words for 1st grade!!! I also already know all the Kindergarten sight words from last year. I am mainstreamed and I work very hard at school. I love family, friends, art projects, soccer, my new puppy, jewelry and anything sparkly or glittery, and recently was introduced to makeup by my cousin. I really love that - especially lips
To learn more visit Team Kali's Buddy PageSupport Team Kali
Nishanth, Thanks for choosing us as your parents! Because of you, Priyanka has so many 'Brothers' !
You brought so many great people into our lives; You opened doors to a new world where we learned not to take things for granted and to treat everyone with respect regardless of their abilities.
Not to mention that all your IEP meetings have helped me improve my organization skills and also helped me develop the confidence to fight for what is right in day to day life. Thank you again for giving us this wonderful journey with all its ups and downs.
Last but not least, T
To learn more visit Team Nishanth ‘Beaverton Brothers’'s Buddy PageSupport Team Nishanth ‘Beaverton Brothers’
Rita is on the run, we hope you can join us and try and keep up with her.
We love DSNO for so many reasons, they put on great events for families, they partner with great organizations such as the National Down Syndrome Congress, and we always have fun!
See you at the Buddy Walk!
To learn more visit Rita’s Ramblers's Buddy PageSupport Rita’s Ramblers
Tyler is 9 years old and this will be our 7th buddy walk! Team Tyler continues to grow each year with amazing friends and family. Tyler has been such a blessing to our lives. He has such a positive outlook on everything and has taught us so much!
We hope you will join Team Tyler. If you have never met Tyler he will be the one dancing in front of the stage! He would love for you to come dance with him :)
To learn more visit Team Tyler's Buddy PageSupport Team Tyler
We would love for you to join us for our 2nd Buddy Walk! Harrison is 9 years old and has a heart full of love and life and enjoys anyone who will talk with him! He touches everyone’s heart that he comes in contact with. The Buddy Walk is a local and national event which promotes awareness and inclusion of our friends with Down Syndrome.
Down Syndrome Network of Oregon (DSNO) is like family to us, we will be walking to celebrate and show our support so that DSNO can continue its mission to help individuals and families like ours. DSNO is a cross disability group. Many have Downs
To learn more visit Team Harrison Halstead's Buddy PageSupport Team Harrison Halstead
We're the Sturman Family. Our daughter, Hannah and our son, Mitchell where both born with a rare brain disorder.
We are so excited to be attending this year's Buddy Walk. We have so much fun attending the many activities DSNO offers and have made many new friends.
Have a great walk everybody!
To learn more visit Hannah and Mitchell's Buddy PageSupport Hannah and Mitchell
Hi Family & Friends! Thanks for visiting our buddy walk team page, The Drew Cru. We would love for you to join us at the Buddy Walk on September 28th. If you are unable to make it, please consider a donation to help us meet our $500 goal to support this wonderful organization DSNO that helps us and other families like us! We want you to become part of The Drew Cru! Thanks - Cory, Tiffany, Drew & Isaac
To learn more visit The Drew Cru's Buddy PageSupport The Drew Cru
Mia's life has been such a blessing to our family and community. She has opened our eyes and hearts to see God's goodness in so many ways. We are excited to celebrate her and our other friends with Down syndrome at this year's Buddy Walk! This is a wonderful time to stop and consider what a beautiful addition these people are to our families and communities and to take the time to celebrate them and how God is using their precious lives for His glory!
Please consider joining us and/or donating to support the incredible work that the Down Syndrome Network of Oregon does to bring hope a
To learn more visit Go Mia Grace!'s Buddy PageSupport Go Mia Grace!
Hi! My name is Katie Godoy and I am almost 12 years old & I am a sixth grader!!!
I am starting my third year as an athlete with StyleShock Team Shine Cheerleading. I am also a Girl Scout & a member of my school's track team! I love going to Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp every summer, watching movies & going to Red Robin, but my most favorite thing to do is hang out with my best friend, Abigail!
Please join my team & Thank you for your support!
To learn more visit Katie Godoy is AWESOME!'s Buddy PageSupport Katie Godoy is AWESOME!
First - Thank you for your support!
A brief ELI update: Eli worked at Lindsey's Lemonade Stand again this year. He moved from helper to making lemonade! Big step for Eli - all made possible by the owner William Head. Lindsey's is Eli's first official summer job. He is a tubing fanatic and has started taking water-ski and wakeboard lessons. Eli plans to start snowboarding this winter. Speech is still a major struggle for Eli and several of his buddies. We plan to bring additional resources to families needing speech therapy this year.
I am sad and embarrassed to say I real
To learn more visit Eli Kerr Buddies's Buddy PageSupport Eli Kerr Buddies
Can you believe this will be Georgie’s second Buddy Walk already! We are excited to participate once again in the DSNO (Down Syndrome Network Oregon) Buddy Walk, held in Lake Oswego, on September 29th at the Millennium Square. Our goal this year of raising $1,000.00 is lofty, but we are going to work hard to achieve it, after all Georgie works hard every day to accomplish simple tasks we take for granted.
DSNO gave Georgie, Kailey (Big Sis) and I the opportunity through the scholarship program to attend this year’s National Down Syndrome Conference in Denver, Colorado. Althou
To learn more visit Team Georgie's Buddy PageSupport Team Georgie
So where to start – I cannot believe it has been almost a year since the last Buddy Walk. Nicole has grown up so much since then. She/We survived her year as a kindergartner. She had so much fun at school. She loved her teacher, Aide, as well as all the kids and the excitement of being in school. I do think her favorite part of the whole school year however was riding the “School Bus” every day. She learned so much. She can almost count to 20 (16-19) confuse her some, but once she gets to the 20’s, 30’s etc she gets it and continues to almost 60. She is really starting to understa
To learn more visit Team Nicole Williams's Buddy PageSupport Team Nicole Williams
A Chip update. Our sweet Chip will be in the 1st grade this year. He loves so many things, and he loves life to the max. He loves his siblings, school, church, swimming, soccer, making video's, dancing, singing, and cooking. His favorite places to eat are McDonalds and Panda Express. When we pull into the parking lot he cheers like he has won the lottery!
Chip still struggles with speech. He talks and talks but it is very hard to understand him. He will be starting to use an ipad as a talking device soon and we are very hopeful this will help him.
To learn more visit Chip Zeman's Buddy PageSupport Chip Zeman
Leo is 7 years old now and, as everyone who knows him is aware, he is a super awesome kid. He has lots of friends, love gymnastics, cars and playing outside. He has made great strides in the past couple years and we hope will make more in the coming years as he attends Life Christian School in Aloha.
Thanks to the DSNO we have had many needed resources to help our Leo and our family.
Please come out and support Leo and the DSNO at the Buddy Walk. We'd love to have you on our team.
To learn more visit Team Leo!'s Buddy PageSupport Team Leo!
This is our 10th Buddy Walk with DSNO! Logan was born in 2002 and changed our family forever. We became Macy's forever family in 2011. We appreciate all the love and support you've already given our family. Please join us in supporting Logan and Macy as well as raise money for research, awareness and support to new families just starting their journey.
To learn more visit The Scharosch Mob!'s Buddy PageSupport The Scharosch Mob!
Hello from Team Ells Bells! Join us as we walk to show our support for our Ellie girl and more than 400,000 other individuals with Down syndrome in the U.S. Every dollar we raise brings us one step closer to ensuring that our daughter and every individual with Down syndrome will have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Our fundraising efforts will support local programs and services provided by the Down Syndrome Network of Oregon, as well as National Down Syndrome Society advocacy and public awareness initiatives. This benefits all individuals with Down syndrome. We can
To learn more visit Team Ells Bells's Buddy PageSupport Team Ells Bells
If you know Ben then you know a boy filled with energy, love, and the desire to be your friend. He has inspired us, challenged us, and taught us so much about the importance of life and that every life should be valued.
You bring smiles to our lives, Ben. We are excited for your friends and family to honor you at the Buddy Walk this year.
WE LOVE YOU BEN!!!
To learn more visit Team Ben's Buddy PageSupport Team Ben
Isaac just entered middle school (7th) grade! Our lives have been positively changed by this young man and he has impacted the lives of many others. We are grateful to DSNO for providing opportunities to network with other families who are on the same journey, share information and resources and give/share support.
To learn more visit Team Isaac Rocks's Buddy PageSupport Team Isaac Rocks
Thank you very much for supporting Keira! We were very blessed when she came into our lives. We have met wonderful families through DSNO and have found great support with this group. Keira has so much potential and we can't wait to see what is around the next corner for her!!
To learn more visit Team Keira's Buddy PageSupport Team Keira
This is our first year! Our family has decided to Walk this year and get our "feet wet" so to speak! If you'd like to join us, we're not going all out to raise funds or anything, we're just going to meet as community! Let me know if you are joining us! We're going to wear Cammo, bandana's, pants, socks, whatever!! (you get a buddy walk t-shrit when you sign up, and lunch) (pink if you got it!)
To learn more visit Karis’ Kommando’s's Buddy PageSupport Karis’ Kommando’s
Strolling the aisles of yesterday’s Farmer’s Market, an older man stopped to gaze into Lizzie’s eyes then looked at me and said, “I have a special son, too.”
Before I could blink, our new friend went from stranger to family. Wide grins spread across our faces. Words like “blessing” and “lucky” spilled out in a conversation that I never wanted to end.
“My son is 52. He lives with his younger sister, who is 51,” the man went on to say. We never shared our names; just our stories of how our world was made better because of our children who have Down syndrome
Strolling the aisles of yesterday’s Farmer’s Market, an older man stopped to gaze into Lizzie’s eyes then looked at me and said, “I have a special son, too.” Before I could blink, our new friend went from stranger to family. Wide grins spread across our faces. Words like “blessing” and “lucky” spilled out in a conversation that I never wanted to end. “My son is 52. He lives with his younger sister, who is 51,” the man went on to say. We never shared our names; just our stories of how our world was made better because of our children who have Down syndrome – never uttering the words Down... To learn more visit Team Lizzie Dale's Buddy PageSupport Team Lizzie Dale
It is no new news that this little man is awesome! Dixon came into our lives a little over five years ago, and for several reasons, things have never been quite the same. Dixon, or Dixie as he prefers, is a typical boy- he loves Buzz Light year, playing outside, wrestling with his little brother, giggling with his sissy, and cuddling with mom and dad. He is extremely independent, remarkably flexible, very persistent, and recently won the "Best Hugger" award in his preschool class.
Dixon was brought into this world to teach about acceptance; the beauty of being unique, and to remin
To learn more visit GO DIXON!'s Buddy PageSupport GO DIXON!
We hope can join us for the fun-filled annual DSNO Buddy Walk! This is a special day and an amazing group for our family. Funds are used for fantastic resources for our kiddos and families such as scholarships for camps and conventions, monthly CHAP art sessions and camps, parent support groups, family holiday gatherings, and many more wonderful, loving, beneficial functions helping our families thrive.
With so much love and appreciation of your continuous support...
Jos, James, Eric and Iris "Superstar" Tervo
To learn more visit Iris Tervo ROCKS!'s Buddy PageSupport Iris Tervo ROCKS!