Gigi’s Playhouse is being launched in San Diego to help individuals with Down Syndrome achieve their greatest potential. I am honored to be part of this start-up team, and we are actively seeking support to bring the vision of Gigi’s Playhouse into the San Diego area in the Summer of 2016.
My brother and sister-in-law were blessed with a beautiful little girl in May 2011. Simone was diagnosed at birth with Down Syndrome, leading them on journey with many fears, concerns, and questions. Through this journey, they found Gigi’s Playhouse Chicago. My family is so grateful for all that Gigi's Playhouse has done, not only for my family, but also for so many families in need of support. Gigi’s Playhouse helps families impacted by Down Syndrome with support, therapeutic, and educational services, all at no cost.
I truly believe that my niece, Simone, has benefited so much from all the therapeutic and social support that Gigi’s Playhouse offers. At 4 years old her speech and development is in the range of a “typical” child. I am so proud of not only Simone, but also my brother and sister in law for their continued strength and perseverance. Simone may have an extra chromosome… It is what I call the love chromosome. She is the most loving child I have ever known!
This is why I feel it is so important that I am a part of this team supporting the vision of bringing Gigi's Playhouse to San Diego. We need $150,000 to open the doors in San Diego, and your tax deductible contribution is so greatly appreciated.