Mighty MirCats

Team Years: 2
https://www.ds-stride.org/columbusbuddywalk/profiles/team/MightyMirCats

Welcome to our 2019 Columbus Buddy Walk® team fundraising page! We can't wait to join thousands of other participants at The Fortress on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 to celebrate all of our fundraising success! Please stay tuned for more information about our team regarding upcoming fundraising opportunities and our team's tailgating plans for the day of the walk. 

Our Team is all about celebrating the amazing life that is MIRIAM LOUISA HOWARD! She is a true SPARK! Her giggles make the world brighter and her smiles melt even the coldest hearts in the dead of Winter! She's bright, she's funny, she's a doctor-chef to all the babies! She's also FOUR years old, and _very_ good at it!  Miriam was born with Trisomy 21, which only means she has 1 Extra Chromosome. To me EXTRA DNA means you are EXTRA-HUMAN! EXTRA-ORDINARY! She was also born with Unilateral Hearing Loss, an Atrial septal defect, and a Ventricular septal defect! This means she had 2 holes, through the wall seperating the chambers of her heart and she underwent Open Heart Surgery at only 5 months old! This astounding human being shocked us all with her powers! She zoomed through recovery and was demanding release to conquer her toys @ home by the 5th Day!! She has not slowed down since! She is walking, she is talking, she is singing & dancing! She rides the school bus & attends Pre-K! She's a Doctor-Chef specializing in Babies!! :D <3 

Below is a comparison photo I (Mommy) made, left is Miriam Post-Op @ 5 months old, right is Miriam on her First day of ECE @ 18 months old! <3

Post Op 2015 -- First Day of ECE 2016!

 

Flash forward almost 4 years from her surgery and you get this gorgeous young girl who is unstoppable!

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With over 250,000 people in the United States with Down syndrome, we strive to provide tools and opportunities that promote awarenessacceptance, and inclusion in our communities. Every dollar we raise brings us one step closer to ensuring that our child and every individual will have the opportunity to reach their potential.

Our fundraising efforts will support local programs and services, as well as National Down Syndrome Society advocacy and public awareness initiatives that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

Make your tax-deductible donation today and take the first step toward helping us achieve our goal. Thank you for your support!

Our Funds Raised: $97.00
My goal: $1,000.00 9%
Fundraising History
Patty Brocker $9.00
Eileen Howard $25.00
Eileen Howard $21.00
Robert Howard $21.00
Patty Brocker $21.00

Cheering up my girl, she just did not want strapped in her carseat today. Then mid splash pool play, she improvised this

Cheering up my girl, she just did not want strapped in her carseat today. Then mid splash pool play, she improvised this "car" to drive! ;) #summertime #kidsofinstagram #downrightperfect #downsyndrome #theluckyfew #nothingdown #wouldntchangeathing #myride #vroomvroom #mightymircats

Porch splashing in the summer sun, with a sassy MirCat!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿณ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ #mightymircats #wouldntchangeathing #nothingdown #downsyndrome #downrightperfect #summertime #waterfun #waterplay #theluckyfew #kidsofinstagram

Porch splashing in the summer sun, with a sassy MirCat!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿณ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ #mightymircats #wouldntchangeathing #nothingdown #downsyndrome #downrightperfect #summertime #waterfun #waterplay #theluckyfew #kidsofinstagram

Miriam made a little flower cup at school for Mother's Day. Inside was a tiny plant with pale pink blossoms.  I repotted it and it is growing!! #firstmomflowers #notblackthumb ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

Miriam made a little flower cup at school for Mother's Day. Inside was a tiny plant with pale pink blossoms. I repotted it and it is growing!! #firstmomflowers #notblackthumb ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

Sleeping Beauty ... growing & crowing is hard!  #theluckyfew #wouldntchangeathing #nothingdown #upsyndrome #downsyndrome #summertime #kidsofinstagram

Sleeping Beauty ... growing & crowing is hard! #theluckyfew #wouldntchangeathing #nothingdown #upsyndrome #downsyndrome #summertime #kidsofinstagram

My ginger sunshine got her bangs cut again. Phew!  #theluckyfew #wouldntchangeathing #downsyndrome #mightymircats #kidsofinstagram

My ginger sunshine got her bangs cut again. Phew! #theluckyfew #wouldntchangeathing #downsyndrome #mightymircats #kidsofinstagram

#popsiclesrule #noairconditioning #summertime #kidsofinstagram #theluckyfew #nothingdown #wouldntchangeathing

#popsiclesrule #noairconditioning #summertime #kidsofinstagram #theluckyfew #nothingdown #wouldntchangeathing

Temporary tag! Can't wait to see the real one! #mightymircats #mircatmobile #myride #wouldntchangeathing #theluckyfew #nothingdown #downsyndrome #buddywalk

Temporary tag! Can't wait to see the real one! #mightymircats #mircatmobile #myride #wouldntchangeathing #theluckyfew #nothingdown #downsyndrome #buddywalk

Showing off my girl! ๐Ÿ˜Ž So proud to be her Mommy! #mightymircats #wouldntchangeathing #theluckyfew

Showing off my girl! ๐Ÿ˜Ž So proud to be her Mommy! #mightymircats #wouldntchangeathing #theluckyfew

Up, Down, MirCat step aerobics! .
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#mightymircats #theluckyfew #wouldntchangeathing #nothingdown #NotBroken #SeeTheAbility #kidsofinstagram

Up, Down, MirCat step aerobics! . . #mightymircats #theluckyfew #wouldntchangeathing #nothingdown #NotBroken #SeeTheAbility #kidsofinstagram

She's so good to all the babies!! โคโคโค #mightymircats #theluckyfew  #wouldntchangeathing #kidsofinstagram #NotBroken #nothingdown

She's so good to all the babies!! โคโคโค #mightymircats #theluckyfew #wouldntchangeathing #kidsofinstagram #NotBroken #nothingdown

Supper, Bath, +Being 4 yrs old = Easy Sleep, anywhere! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๐Ÿ’ค

Supper, Bath, +Being 4 yrs old = Easy Sleep, anywhere! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๐Ÿ’ค

Alternative seating, serious about that Duck! .
#nothingdown #theluckyfew #mightymircats #susiestrong #wouldntchangeathing #sarahandduck #kidsofinstagram

Alternative seating, serious about that Duck! . #nothingdown #theluckyfew #mightymircats #susiestrong #wouldntchangeathing #sarahandduck #kidsofinstagram

Baby, you can drive my car! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ She makes life full of fun!! #theluckyfew #wouldntchangeathing #nothingdown #mightymircats

Baby, you can drive my car! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ She makes life full of fun!! #theluckyfew #wouldntchangeathing #nothingdown #mightymircats

Who me? Oh, nowhere... just out? ๐Ÿ˜ธ
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#goingsomewhere #myride #nothingdown #theluckyfew #wouldntchangeathing #mightymircats #kidsofinstagram

Who me? Oh, nowhere... just out? ๐Ÿ˜ธ . . #goingsomewhere #myride #nothingdown #theluckyfew #wouldntchangeathing #mightymircats #kidsofinstagram

MirCat's big sister needed extra love this morning after the bus left ...
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 #furkids #furkids๐Ÿพ #mightymircats #lovecat #catsofinstagram

MirCat's big sister needed extra love this morning after the bus left ... . . #furkids #furkids๐Ÿพ #mightymircats #lovecat #catsofinstagram

I just love the look of pure satisfaction and joy on my MirCat right here!! #iknewicould #mightymircats

I just love the look of pure satisfaction and joy on my MirCat right here!! #iknewicould #mightymircats

Sandbox days are here again! #serioussand #wouldntchangeathing #theluckyfew #mightymircats

Sandbox days are here again! #serioussand #wouldntchangeathing #theluckyfew #mightymircats

Exhausted Adorable Snow Bunny seeks warm bundled up Mama for long winter's nap! โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿคถ๐ŸŽ„

Exhausted Adorable Snow Bunny seeks warm bundled up Mama for long winter's nap! โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿคถ๐ŸŽ„

My gorgeous dinner date ๐Ÿ˜Žโค

My gorgeous dinner date ๐Ÿ˜Žโค

Gorgeous!!! #rockthe21 #rocktober #SeeTheAbility ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ…

Gorgeous!!! #rockthe21 #rocktober #SeeTheAbility ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ…