Addison's Army Members
Mike Klehm
Lora Renshaw
Drake Schick
Cody Dortch
Jack Wilton
Keith Wilton
Eli Shirley

Addison's Army

Team Walk Years: 13
http://www.ds-stride.org/dsacofestival5k/profiles/team/AddisonsArmy
Addison's Army

Addison is 13 years old and is a 7th grader at Sequoyah Middle School.  At school, she is in the regular classroom 70% of the day and there is a great team of teachers and therapists helping Addison to reach her goals.  Her favorite subject is spelling and she loves to read.  Addison is an avid swimmer and has been taking swim lessons for the past 7 years.  A few months ago, she participated in the Special Olympic Games where she placed 2nd in freestyle, 4th in breaststroke and 2nd in 4x25m relay. This summer, Addison participated in the neighborhood swim team where she made lots of friends.  In her free time, she loves watching movies and playing with her dogs, Penelope and Bodhi.

Addison has taught us so much over the past twelve years.  We continue to grow in the role of parents of a child with Down syndrome, which has changed how we view the world around us.  We find joy in the simple things; what we used to take for granted is now a cherished event.  We are thankful for our friends and family in joining us on this life long journey.      

Since Addison was born, we have been involved in the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma (DSACO).  The association has been a valuable resource for our family, in which we gained knowledge to empower us at each stage of our journey.  DSACO provides meetings on topics related to Down syndrome, monthly parent to parent support groups, new parent packs and scholarships to attend the National Down Syndrome Conference. 

Each year, our team, “Addison’s Army”, participates in the DSACO Festival/5K.  The purpose of the DSACO Festival/5K is to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to raise funds for local and national education, research, and advocacy programs.  These funds enable DSACO to offer services that support and enhance the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.  Last year Addison’s Army raised over $5,800 for DSACO.  We were one of the highest fundraising team, so please help us beat last year’s record!

How can you help?

1)  Walk/Run with our team, “Addison’s Army”

When:      Saturday, September 23, 2017

- 8:00 am – 5K Run (register at http://www.ds-stride.org/dsacofestival5k)

- 9:30 am – Walk (no registration required)   

- 9:45 am – Main Event - raffles, moon bounces, petting zoo, games, music

Where:     Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City

2)  Donate to DSACO

Please support our team, “Addison’s Army”.  Your donation is tax deductible, as DSACO is an IRS certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Checks:    Addison Klehm, 2700 Stetson Drive, Edmond, OK 73034

- Checks should be made payable to DSACO

Online:     http://www.ds-stride.org/dsacofestival5k/profiles/team/AddisonsArmy

We appreciate your participation and/or generosity in support of “Addison’s Army” and the Buddy Walk this year!

The Klehm Family (Mike, Rebecca, Addison and Kennedy)


Our Funds Raised: $5,396.00
My goal: $2,000.00 269%
Donation History
Justin Bingham $100.00
Janice White $50.00
Dave Inman $50.00
Greg Gamble $50.00
Mainks Express $250.00
Kenneth Klehm $500.00
Brandon & Tricia Mainka $250.00
Justin & Regina Bingham $100.00
Mikayla Stewart $40.00
Troy Darks $100.00
Sorry we could'nt make it this year. Keep up the hard work. The Darks Family.
Jo & Steve Lowery $50.00
Angel & SteveGorham $100.00
Nancy & Ray Melton $50.00
Jeff & Kim Avery $50.00
Santoro Family Private
Go Addi!
Uknown Cash $50.00
Kim Jehlik $25.00
Greg & Melinda Gamble $50.00
Todd Watts $150.00
Jason Poos $100.00
Ava & Vanessa
Mary E Ward $150.00
Sorry I can't be with you this year but I will be praying for a successful Walk total. Love you all
The Campney Family $50.00
We love you Addi Grace! So proud of the young lady you are. We are blessed to be your Aunt and Uncle.
Eli Shirley $10.00
Bob & Janice White $50.00
Karen Inman $50.00
American Fidelity Match $500.00
Ken & Donna Klehm $500.00
Ebrahim Fardad $50.00
Elizabeth Jarvis $50.00
Ernest Bingham $200.00
To a great organization and an awesome young lady! Love , Nana & Papa
Uncle Pat & Aunt Nita $100.00
Can't be on the walk with you in body but know we eill ne there in spirt.
Paul and Sherry Buhler $50.00
The Hopson's $100.00
Sam Fink and Family $50.00
Thank you for letting us be part of Addie's journey.
The Cherry's $75.00
Go Addison Go!
American Fidelity $1,000.00
Gold Sponsor
Mike Klehm $21.00
Drake Schick $35.00
Cody Dortch $35.00
Jack Wilton $35.00
Keith Wilton $35.00
Eli Shirley $35.00