Team Sugar Shane

Team Years: 6
https://www.ds-stride.org/club21walkathon/profiles/team/Teamsugarshane

Welcome friends and family, to our 2018 Together is Better Walkathon page!!!!! Let’s do this thing! Planning on making a splash and showing how awesome our community is at supporting the vision of Club21. Every dollar we raise brings us ONE step closer to ensuring that Club 21 will continue to support, educate, advocate and celebrate the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. 

PLEASE KEEP SHARING AND DONATE! We will be keeping you guys up to date on social media as well: check us out on Facebook and Instagram: @walkwithshaney

 

Big hugs and lots of love,

Team Sugar Shane

Our Funds Raised: $18,427.00
My goal: $20,000.00 92%
Fundraising History
Susan Jin Johnson & Johnson Match $150.00
Robert Music - Medtronic $200.00
Zoe Private
Go Team Sugar Shane!!
Brent and Noralyn $500.00
Go Team Sugar Shane
Carrie Lam $50.00
Heather Secrist $50.00
Keep spreading the love!!!
Jen Waters Private
You are awesome!!!!!
Franklin Prather $50.00
We love Shane!
Estef Private
Sad I cannot make it today! But walk it out, Shaney - you have a village behind you!
Bryan and Anna Kim $100.00
Julia & Dave Lee Private
Go Team Sugar Shane!
Tyraysha Peterson Private
Aubrie $50.00
Love you Shane <3
Stella Choi Private
Love you so much, Shaney! My life would not be the same without you.
Anonymous Private
Mia Armstrong $200.00
We love you Sugar Shane! Lee family...raise the roof! You guys amaze us! God has HUGE plans for Shane and He has accomplished so much in and through all of you. Xoxoxo
Jen Eric and Joshua Hwang $50.00
Jamie!!! Always praying for you guys!
Jane & Glenn Private
Deborah HAN $50.00
The Tuttle Family $50.00
Shane, you and your family are one of a kind. We are truly grateful for the wisdom, smiles, and genuine love you add to our days. Go get ‘em Team Sugar Shane!!!
Dennis Kong & Jenie Oh Private
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Michael Velasquez $40.00
Daekeun & Sonia Joo $100.00
Iris Keni Kyrie Jheun $200.00
SWEET SUGAR SHANE! we are so blessed by the Lee family & support you 1000%! love you guys so much!!!!
Kaitlyn, Jude, Arden Pai $100.00
We wish we could join the walk but we'll be rooting for you from our respective sports fields. GO SHANE!!
Tina and Jacob Szewczyk Private
Hi from your cousins in Maryland! We just wanted to show our support and the amazing things you guys have done! Love you!
The Carter’s ?? $100.00
Hong & Young Park Private
Jennifer Yo Private
Juliana Kim Private
Sammy Kim Private
Love from Florida $100.00
Stephen Larkin $30.00
Charlotte Carter $50.00
Strutzenberg Family Private
We love Shane and Club 21!!!!!
Helen Liljewall $100.00
joe and mimi kim $300.00
Eli and Monica Quintero Private
Alex Won $50.00
Jason and Audrey Youn Private
Go team Shane!
Kathy Phan Yee $100.00
Jaffe $200.00
Susie Yoon $200.00
Jamie Groves Private
Laurie and Alexander Haller $180.00
Multiples of 18, giving chai, is giving the gift of life. May your beautiful son enjoy a meaningful, happy life. From what I can see, he has already blessed yours beyond measure. (Thank you Christine Min for introducing us to Shane, xxxx)
Anonymous Private
Noelle, Justice, Noah, Jalie, Annie & Eddie $200.00
Esther Kim $25.00
Jeff & Chris Lim $500.00
We love you Shane!
Lena Najarian $100.00
We may still try to make it but still aren’t sure of Saturday’s schedul. We’re with you regardless! ??
Estelle & Brian Huerta $50.00
Go Team Sugar Shane!
Angela Lee $50.00
The Min Family Private
Love Shane. Love you guys so much. xo the Mins
Jessica Martel $27.00
The Moon Family Private
Jess and David Lee $100.00
Sad to miss the walkathon but hope everyone has a blast!
Jane+Ben Kang Private
For Shane and his amazing family ??
Daniel Paik $100.00
Ravi Nandan $50.00
J+V $50.00
We love you!
Heeyoung & Zachary $50.00
Can't be at the walk but always cheering on Shane and your family! Thanks for fighting for not only shane, but for the many individuals and their families out there who deserve to be included and supported.
Phil & Christine Joo Private
We love you, Lees!
Bobby Velasco $50.00
Shane, you are the Little Man!
Christine and Richard $90.00
Woohoo! Just $10k more to go! Love u guys!
Michelle Moon Private
Ethan, Noelle, Elin Jung $300.00
We love you guys!
Mina Azimi Krul $25.00
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Stephanie Chung $200.00
Addison van Rooyen $50.00
We love our little ICEC buddy!! Missing all of your sweet and hilarious faces!
Attarian Family $100.00
Sil and David Private
Eileen Kim $25.00
Esther Kim $100.00
Bill Bromiley $50.00
Sorry I can't be there, but Go Team Sugar Shane!
Michelle and Daniel Lee $75.00
Yay Shane!!!!
Uncle Vic & Family $200.00
Planning to arrive by 1030.
Andrea Shin $100.00
Christine Chuey $50.00
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Julia Kim $50.00
Jediah Lee $150.00
Charlotte Howe $50.00
Alaska Airlines Match $100.00
Prairie Park $100.00
Noreen Dornbusch $150.00
Tina Chong $100.00
Wish we can walk with you in person! Looking forward to meeting you and your sis one day!
the hwangbos Private
all of us love all of you! xx
Jane & Daniel Park $210.00
Dearest Sugar Shane! So so so much love for you. So excited to walk with you!!! <3
Jeannie & Paul Lee $200.00
Shane, we love you! Sorry we can't make it! Walking with you in Spirit.
The Young Family Private
Yay, Shane!! Your smile inspires us!
Albert and Liza Chu Private
Go get ‘em Shane!!!
James + Fabiana Choi $400.00
Inspired and praying for this sweet community!
Paul & Sharon Pak Private
Michelle Viquez $30.00
Sara and Donald $100.00
Gooooooooo Shane!!!
Ronnie and Esther Park Private
We support you all! Love and miss you guys! Go Team Sugarshane!
The Ian Family Private
Keep on truckin', Shane <3
The Kang Family Private
We love you, Sugar Shane & family!!! You embody so much joy and love to this world!
Notorious RGB Private
Go team, go! We LOVE you. -Regina, Gus, Brian
Jenny Hong $500.00
Love you guys so much!!
Min Joo Lee Private
Caroline Park Private
For team sugar Shane Private
Jen Private
Loan Nguyen $100.00
Caroline Lee Schneider Private
Robert Mucic $200.00
Taylor and Elizabeth Private
james & ruthie choi Private
Love the Lee family! Go Shane!
semerdjian family $50.00
go shane go
David Lee Private
Evan and Elyse Private
Amazing cause. Amazing people. Amazing Shane.
Heather Fernandez $25.00
Cheering for you all from Seattle, with love!
Tobes $15.00
Cause you all are rad ??
Sean and Michelle Kim Private
Sung Family Private
Eunice Wright $100.00
Love my Shaney- go Team Sugar Shane!
Anonymous Private
Elisa Lee Randell $100.00
Andy, Esther, Brendan, Brian& Bryce $50.00
DJu, SJu, JJu, BJu and LJu Private
Lesssgoo Sugar Shane!!
Kelly $50.00
Patricia Choi $50.00
Go Shane!!! We're always rooting for you! :)
Lydia & Sam Shin Private
JooWon and John Lee Private
chris kurz $50.00
Michelle Park Private
Annie & Christian Kim $50.00
Tomiko Abe $50.00
Jane & Vic Private
Hannah You $15.00
Rachel Yoo $50.00
Go Shane!!!<3
The Langan Family $25.00
Club21 holds a special place in our hearts! It’s alsowhere we met Shane and Jamie! Thankful that we were able to connect and remain friends!
Anonymous $10.00
jacob you $10.00
Sarah Chong $50.00
Anonymous $5.00
Lynette Jones $100.00
Tiffany Lee $100.00
Will Hong $50.00
Joe Golden $50.00
Jayne Birrittella $50.00
Pyon Family $100.00
Jenni Private
lindsey pak $100.00
Edward & Joyce Lee $50.00
Jenny You $50.00
Carol Berk $25.00
I'm Debbi Parrott's mom and she's told me so many wonderful things about Shane and your family.
Sarah Doi $300.00
Lisa Park $100.00
We love you dearly Shane! Sorry that we won’t be able to walk with you again this year (I’ll be at the National Autism conference) but know we will be there in spirit and ALWAYS rooting for you and your amazing family!!
Susanna Nam $100.00
Debbi Parrott $50.00
Catherine Lee $100.00
Jin Family $150.00
We love Sugar Shane! You bring sunshine?? and a smile?? to everyone you meet! ??????
Lindsay Hall $100.00
Jeannie Cheung $100.00
Priscilla and Dinko Private
Team Sugar Shane For LIFE! Always rooting for you, Shaney!
Jamie Lim Lee $500.00
Leah Kim $10.00
Eliana Hall $10.00
Kylie Kim $10.00
Kate Hall $10.00
Jackson Viquez $10.00
Connor Vu $10.00
Diego Viquez $10.00
Lindsay Hall $15.00
Noreen Dornbusch $15.00
Catherine Lee $15.00
Phillip Kim $15.00
Tobias Iven $15.00
Andrea Shin $15.00
Helio Lee $15.00
Juliana Kim $15.00
Flavia Lee $15.00
Alex Jones $15.00
Juliet Charnas Charnas $15.00
Loan Nguyen $15.00
Tony Vu $15.00
Su Lee $15.00

It’s been a while. Like 10 years long... since we’ve been able to have this level of fun coupled with this level of ease on a lot of fronts. But days like yesterday was worth the wait. It makes me greedy for more: more sister time, more rollercoasters, more fun dates, more everything with and for these amazing nephews of mine! 2019, you are making promises I can’t wait to see unfold❤️ .
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Also. For the record. Rollercoasters are scarier than I remember. 🤣 I have to milk it while my nerves and equilibrium  allows. Crazanity is well named😳🤪, X2 gets scarier every time I ride it, the creator of the Lex Luthor drop deserves a hug and a swift punch in the throat. #exhaustedbody #fullheart

It’s been a while. Like 10 years long... since we’ve been able to have this level of fun coupled with this level of ease on a lot of fronts. But days like yesterday was worth the wait. It makes me greedy for more: more sister time, more rollercoasters, more fun dates, more everything with and for these amazing nephews of mine! 2019, you are making promises I can’t wait to see unfold❤️ . . . . Also. For the record. Rollercoasters are scarier than I remember. 🤣 I have to milk it while my nerves and equilibrium allows. Crazanity is well named😳🤪, X2 gets scarier every time I ride it, the creator of the Lex Luthor drop deserves a hug and a swift punch in the throat. #exhaustedbody #fullheart

Winter in LA. It’s 67 degrees and I’m freezing. 😂 It has been purposely quiet here on the special needs front because this winter, I’ve committed to taking care of my tired mind, body and soul.  We’ve slowed it down to assess, aggressively prioritize, and REST.  Let me tell ya, it has been as beautiful as this Sunday’s sunset. There are new and exciting things to come, but I am in no rush to leave this just yet. #happyhibernation #RRI #FAMILYFIRST #letsplay

Winter in LA. It’s 67 degrees and I’m freezing. 😂 It has been purposely quiet here on the special needs front because this winter, I’ve committed to taking care of my tired mind, body and soul. We’ve slowed it down to assess, aggressively prioritize, and REST. Let me tell ya, it has been as beautiful as this Sunday’s sunset. There are new and exciting things to come, but I am in no rush to leave this just yet. #happyhibernation #RRI #FAMILYFIRST #letsplay

✨C-ya later, Vegas✨

✨C-ya later, Vegas✨

Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

These women are Shaney’s teachers (special ed on left and general Ed on right). They cheer him on, challenge him and teach us new things every week (me, especially!). This year’s transition was very, very hard on our dude. There have been countless emails, calls, meetings, tears from all around. But here we are, standing together as a team! Shane has finally come out of the transition period stronger, more verbal and back to his happy to be self. He is THRIVING in his fully included educational environment, thanks to the efforts of his community. New is always going to be hard, but new is also an invitation to see what’s he’s really capable of! .
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Inclusion in general education is new for most schools. It is fraught with “they can’t,” “they won’t,” and “we don’t support it.” There is a constant reminder of “but we’ve never done it this way before.” And “kids with disabilities won’t be able to handle it.” They are scared of the NEW. Thank goodness this is NOT the case for our school and Shaney. .
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There are many times I will second guess the journey because it gets SO DANG HARD. When you see your kiddo showing signs of anxiety and frustration, I admit that I  entertain home school every now and again. But we stay the course because it’s been confirmed by Shane and his teachers that it’s just too good to give up on!! Good for him, and good for his classmates. 😭🙌🏼 .
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For double confirmation, check out our teacher’s shirt: Isaiah 43:16-19 “Thus says the Lord, who makes away in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: Remember not the former things nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a NEW thing; now it springs forth, DO YOU NOT PERCEIVE IT? I will make away in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”.
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CAN I GET A WITNESS!? 🙌🏼 #amen #inclusiveschool #inclusivecommunity #inclusivelife

These women are Shaney’s teachers (special ed on left and general Ed on right). They cheer him on, challenge him and teach us new things every week (me, especially!). This year’s transition was very, very hard on our dude. There have been countless emails, calls, meetings, tears from all around. But here we are, standing together as a team! Shane has finally come out of the transition period stronger, more verbal and back to his happy to be self. He is THRIVING in his fully included educational environment, thanks to the efforts of his community. New is always going to be hard, but new is also an invitation to see what’s he’s really capable of! . . . Inclusion in general education is new for most schools. It is fraught with “they can’t,” “they won’t,” and “we don’t support it.” There is a constant reminder of “but we’ve never done it this way before.” And “kids with disabilities won’t be able to handle it.” They are scared of the NEW. Thank goodness this is NOT the case for our school and Shaney. . . . There are many times I will second guess the journey because it gets SO DANG HARD. When you see your kiddo showing signs of anxiety and frustration, I admit that I entertain home school every now and again. But we stay the course because it’s been confirmed by Shane and his teachers that it’s just too good to give up on!! Good for him, and good for his classmates. 😭🙌🏼 . . . For double confirmation, check out our teacher’s shirt: Isaiah 43:16-19 “Thus says the Lord, who makes away in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: Remember not the former things nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a NEW thing; now it springs forth, DO YOU NOT PERCEIVE IT? I will make away in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”. . . CAN I GET A WITNESS!? 🙌🏼 #amen #inclusiveschool #inclusivecommunity #inclusivelife

Yesterday, my friend @mamamiasmomma took me to co-host a bingo night at retreat. Calling bingo and talking to a room of women seems easy, right? WELL LET ME TELL YOU. It was so well beyond my comfort zone that I kinda wanted to puke. 🤣🤢🤣 It ended up being that nervous kind of fun though, and I enjoyed it so much! ❤️ That said, it was NOTHING compared to the absolute goodness of the entire day, spent soaking in the words of @bguckenberger (BLESS that woman), worship by @mdragoun and team, and commingling with the baddest, raddest and warrior mamas who add to their family and our communities via foster care/adoption. Thank you, @mosaicretreat  for creating the space for these women. It was a marvel to witness as a fly on the wall. ❤️

Yesterday, my friend @mamamiasmomma took me to co-host a bingo night at retreat. Calling bingo and talking to a room of women seems easy, right? WELL LET ME TELL YOU. It was so well beyond my comfort zone that I kinda wanted to puke. 🤣🤢🤣 It ended up being that nervous kind of fun though, and I enjoyed it so much! ❤️ That said, it was NOTHING compared to the absolute goodness of the entire day, spent soaking in the words of @bguckenberger (BLESS that woman), worship by @mdragoun and team, and commingling with the baddest, raddest and warrior mamas who add to their family and our communities via foster care/adoption. Thank you, @mosaicretreat for creating the space for these women. It was a marvel to witness as a fly on the wall. ❤️

You guys. I tried. Aren’t they the best?! 😂 Happy Halloween from 3/4 of us!!! 🤷🏻‍♀️🙆🏻‍♀️

You guys. I tried. Aren’t they the best?! 😂 Happy Halloween from 3/4 of us!!! 🤷🏻‍♀️🙆🏻‍♀️

Friends, please pray. This is my best friends post and her missionary parents’ church and home. #prayforthemarianas

Friends, please pray. This is my best friends post and her missionary parents’ church and home. #prayforthemarianas

I guess it’s going to be a two post kinda day- your girl is on @theluckyfewpod talking about inclusion and the church. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
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Give me a virtual hug by checking out the link- let me know what you think! (Ahhhhh!😱🤗). I am unbelievably grateful to be a part of this and I hope you enjoy hearing all the stories. This is me, putting the stake in the ground and saying- God LOVES our friends and family with disabilities and calls us to value their lives like He does, and honor their role in our churches (dare I say communities at large) as equal ministers of grace. #inclusionmatters #ruinscometolife #holymoly #imonapodcast

I guess it’s going to be a two post kinda day- your girl is on @theluckyfewpod talking about inclusion and the church. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 . . . Give me a virtual hug by checking out the link- let me know what you think! (Ahhhhh!😱🤗). I am unbelievably grateful to be a part of this and I hope you enjoy hearing all the stories. This is me, putting the stake in the ground and saying- God LOVES our friends and family with disabilities and calls us to value their lives like He does, and honor their role in our churches (dare I say communities at large) as equal ministers of grace. #inclusionmatters #ruinscometolife #holymoly #imonapodcast

For my friends and family who have donated, participated in the walk, supported me to breathe easier in any way, spoke kindly to someone who didn’t quite fit in, who’ve advocated for someone with different abilities... just know that it’s changing perceptions and giving hope in desperate situations. You may not have noticed them but this new family has two babies on the way- one with an extra chromosome. At the walk, we prayed that we would be able to show them that maybe, JUST maybe, there was hope for more than expected for those babies. That maybe, they will begin to grieve just a little less today than they did yesterday. I remember this stage well and that process matters to me tremendously. .
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And I KNOW in my bones that we wouldn’t have been able to do that without YOU. So thank you, Team Sugar Shane, near and far. THIS is why we walk, raise money and shout on behalf of our Down syndrome community: these babies are worthy of love, these parents are worthy of support and that we can tell everyone watching that together IS better. Praying over these babies with everything I got this morning. For their their health, resilience, and bright hopes for their future. #thisiswhywewalk #bearhope #togetherisbetter #beautifulfamily #advocacymatters #accessministry #lovewell

For my friends and family who have donated, participated in the walk, supported me to breathe easier in any way, spoke kindly to someone who didn’t quite fit in, who’ve advocated for someone with different abilities... just know that it’s changing perceptions and giving hope in desperate situations. You may not have noticed them but this new family has two babies on the way- one with an extra chromosome. At the walk, we prayed that we would be able to show them that maybe, JUST maybe, there was hope for more than expected for those babies. That maybe, they will begin to grieve just a little less today than they did yesterday. I remember this stage well and that process matters to me tremendously. . . And I KNOW in my bones that we wouldn’t have been able to do that without YOU. So thank you, Team Sugar Shane, near and far. THIS is why we walk, raise money and shout on behalf of our Down syndrome community: these babies are worthy of love, these parents are worthy of support and that we can tell everyone watching that together IS better. Praying over these babies with everything I got this morning. For their their health, resilience, and bright hopes for their future. #thisiswhywewalk #bearhope #togetherisbetter #beautifulfamily #advocacymatters #accessministry #lovewell

WALK DAY | $17,277 raised | 93 donors
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Team Sugar Shane, drop the damn mic! 🙌🏼 You guys and your generosity, rallying and love for the cause has us beaming with pride. THANK YOU for being a part of one of our biggest years yet. We will be walk with and for you today! @walkwithshaney  #walkwithshaney

WALK DAY | $17,277 raised | 93 donors . . Team Sugar Shane, drop the damn mic! 🙌🏼 You guys and your generosity, rallying and love for the cause has us beaming with pride. THANK YOU for being a part of one of our biggest years yet. We will be walk with and for you today! @walkwithshaney #walkwithshaney

Gahhhhhh! It’s out. We are so excited to announce our partnership  with @cafedulcela (all four locations!😱) and our collaboration team of @alexparkdesigner and @thugnificent_1 .
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Cafe dulce will be donating 21% of ALL SALES THIS SUNDAY- October 21, to our beloved @clubtwentyone !! .
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Go enjoy the best coffee, gourmet donuts, and explore the beauty that Los Angeles has to offer! See highlights above! Don’t forget to tag us and use #21for21on21 #walkwithshaney

Gahhhhhh! It’s out. We are so excited to announce our partnership with @cafedulcela (all four locations!😱) and our collaboration team of @alexparkdesigner and @thugnificent_1 . . Cafe dulce will be donating 21% of ALL SALES THIS SUNDAY- October 21, to our beloved @clubtwentyone !! . . . Go enjoy the best coffee, gourmet donuts, and explore the beauty that Los Angeles has to offer! See highlights above! Don’t forget to tag us and use #21for21on21 #walkwithshaney

@walkwithshaney we have 4 days left to our walk.  We are overwhelmed and over joyed: almost at 12k and reaching for the moon with 20. Can it happen??? I don’t know!!! Let’s try! Visit link above if you want to show your support. Visit @walkwithshaney for updates and Shaney-ness. Yaaaaaaaaaaay!

@walkwithshaney we have 4 days left to our walk. We are overwhelmed and over joyed: almost at 12k and reaching for the moon with 20. Can it happen??? I don’t know!!! Let’s try! Visit link above if you want to show your support. Visit @walkwithshaney for updates and Shaney-ness. Yaaaaaaaaaaay!

So.... my photos didn’t load. Strange. Anyway! These are but a handful of the unicorns I got to spend my weekend with. I’m not crying anymore. You’re crying. #stillasucculent #itscriikkk #bemindful #ihategoodbyes #luckymamasretreat

So.... my photos didn’t load. Strange. Anyway! These are but a handful of the unicorns I got to spend my weekend with. I’m not crying anymore. You’re crying. #stillasucculent #itscriikkk #bemindful #ihategoodbyes #luckymamasretreat

Have you ever spent an entire weekend with strangers and love every second of it? Let me tell you- I did not want to go to this. I was scared! I thought… this is not my place. And guys, I was right. These women are so far out of my league. What an immense honor it was to spend time with each of these tenderhearted, badass, lovely souled, hilarious, impressive rays of sunshine. I have not laughed, cried, rested, wrote, or shared harder than I did this weekend with these perfect strangers. I have come away enriched and supported in ways I know I do not deserve. My heart actually hurts with gratitude for such beautiful souls who walked in and breathed love into the dusty corners of my life I didn’t know needed tending to. Moms who share this extra chromosome journey will never cease to amaze me. I am rocked to my core and just can’t explain to you the resiliency of the human spirit… these women are magical. #luckymamasretreat #f*ckingsucculent #turnupthetunes #mindfuleating #mindfulbreathing #mindfulmindfullness #whereisthepain #crick

Have you ever spent an entire weekend with strangers and love every second of it? Let me tell you- I did not want to go to this. I was scared! I thought… this is not my place. And guys, I was right. These women are so far out of my league. What an immense honor it was to spend time with each of these tenderhearted, badass, lovely souled, hilarious, impressive rays of sunshine. I have not laughed, cried, rested, wrote, or shared harder than I did this weekend with these perfect strangers. I have come away enriched and supported in ways I know I do not deserve. My heart actually hurts with gratitude for such beautiful souls who walked in and breathed love into the dusty corners of my life I didn’t know needed tending to. Moms who share this extra chromosome journey will never cease to amaze me. I am rocked to my core and just can’t explain to you the resiliency of the human spirit… these women are magical. #luckymamasretreat #f*ckingsucculent #turnupthetunes #mindfuleating #mindfulbreathing #mindfulmindfullness #whereisthepain #crick

I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. @sarahchong_ ‘s illustration sent me right over the edge tonight. 😭🤧
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You guys, we hit 10k today and I’m just overcome. THANK YOU! We are still in it to win it for the walk (we have 10 more days to reach as far as we can!), but we know and feel like we already won! Thank you, dear friends!

I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. @sarahchong_ ‘s illustration sent me right over the edge tonight. 😭🤧 . . You guys, we hit 10k today and I’m just overcome. THANK YOU! We are still in it to win it for the walk (we have 10 more days to reach as far as we can!), but we know and feel like we already won! Thank you, dear friends!

Celebrating birthday twins @cminnie_ and @ujpyon with fancy tea and tiny sandwiches! Missing @susieeyoon

Celebrating birthday twins @cminnie_ and @ujpyon with fancy tea and tiny sandwiches! Missing @susieeyoon

Alright. My dear friend @lauralovestrutz wrote the following as her effort to raise awareness and WOW. I linger with it because I’ve seen this happen with many others. It happens to me! Shane has a gentle and arresting kind of love. It stops you where you are and strips you of your striving. He quite likes you just as you are-without all the trying. Shane helps me SEE, and wears an open invitation for others to do the same.❤️ Here it is:

Shane 
People mill about, some in small huddles
A loud laugh here and there
Interrupts the static of voices
I stand alone, observing. 
My friend Jamie’s son approaches
My obscurity interrupted as
He comes right over
I bend down to say “hello.” Before I realize what's happening
He reaches out
Places a hand on my cheek
An intimate gesture
One reserved for a lover or mother
He does this freely, no agenda
Just affection for the person
Standing alone. 
I look into his eyes
No barriers, no protection, wide open
All his feelings occur in live time
This disarming honesty
Conjures a dull pain
Suddenly, I know in full
And can see
My posturing, my productivity, my talents. 
I am main-stream
I feel weighed down
Embarrassed that I carry
So many unnecessary things. 
Shane smiles at me
Hand still gently touching
And for a moment I know
What it might be like
To meet the One
Who knows me better
Than all others. 
Shane offers me
An invitation to something better.

Alright. My dear friend @lauralovestrutz wrote the following as her effort to raise awareness and WOW. I linger with it because I’ve seen this happen with many others. It happens to me! Shane has a gentle and arresting kind of love. It stops you where you are and strips you of your striving. He quite likes you just as you are-without all the trying. Shane helps me SEE, and wears an open invitation for others to do the same.❤️ Here it is: Shane People mill about, some in small huddles A loud laugh here and there Interrupts the static of voices I stand alone, observing. My friend Jamie’s son approaches My obscurity interrupted as He comes right over I bend down to say “hello.” Before I realize what's happening He reaches out Places a hand on my cheek An intimate gesture One reserved for a lover or mother He does this freely, no agenda Just affection for the person Standing alone. I look into his eyes No barriers, no protection, wide open All his feelings occur in live time This disarming honesty Conjures a dull pain Suddenly, I know in full And can see My posturing, my productivity, my talents. I am main-stream I feel weighed down Embarrassed that I carry So many unnecessary things. Shane smiles at me Hand still gently touching And for a moment I know What it might be like To meet the One Who knows me better Than all others. Shane offers me An invitation to something better.

I went to an enneagram workshop for the weekend and 🤯. I have to say that looking THAT deeply inward was UNCOMFORTABLE! That said, this weekend was illuminating. It pressed me to see different ways people view the world and to love them, as they come. These two speakers, one of whom I’ve personally seen blossom through the work she is doing (@cminnie_ ), were a delight to learn from.  @suzannestabile is funny, leads by example and has such a gift of teaching. So incredibly proud of you @cminnie_ in ALL THE WAYS. Also, happy birthday!!

I went to an enneagram workshop for the weekend and 🤯. I have to say that looking THAT deeply inward was UNCOMFORTABLE! That said, this weekend was illuminating. It pressed me to see different ways people view the world and to love them, as they come. These two speakers, one of whom I’ve personally seen blossom through the work she is doing (@cminnie_ ), were a delight to learn from. @suzannestabile is funny, leads by example and has such a gift of teaching. So incredibly proud of you @cminnie_ in ALL THE WAYS. Also, happy birthday!!

Come catch up with our walk and Shaney stuff @walkwithshaney !  Don’t forget important dates: .
💛October is Down syndrome awareness month
💛Oct 20 is our annual Walkathon!
💛Oct 21- special surprise 😉 stay close!
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Don’t forget to donate!!! Link👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼
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#inclusionmatters #teamsugarshane #thatdslife #thegoodlife

Come catch up with our walk and Shaney stuff @walkwithshaney ! Don’t forget important dates: . 💛October is Down syndrome awareness month 💛Oct 20 is our annual Walkathon! 💛Oct 21- special surprise 😉 stay close! . . . Don’t forget to donate!!! Link👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 . . . #inclusionmatters #teamsugarshane #thatdslife #thegoodlife