Looking Up

Team Years: 3
https://www.ds-stride.org/houstonbuddywalk/profiles/team/lookingup
Friends & Family,
Please join us as Team Looking UP does our 3rd Buddy Walk! Year 1 we came in 10th place and last year we took 1st place raising just over $15,000! We would first like to thank EVERYONE that helped us reach out goal last year! The generosity and outpouring of love for Ashtyn and her peers was nothing short of amazing.  This year we plan to hold 1st place and take it up a notch to $20,000! We hope you will help us! 

Over the past couple of years I have become increasingly more involved with DSAH, so I get to actually see where all of this money goes!  Being a part of the team that gets to deliver New Baby Luv Baskets to new parents of little ones with Down syndrome is one of the most amazing things I have ever had the privilege of doing. In 2017 we delivered about 14 baskets, and in 2018 to date we have already delivered 25! This ministry is growing and is funded by donated money.  We get to directly touch these individuals lives when they love, support, and encouragement the most!

On June 16, 2015, we learned that God had chosen us to be the parents of one of his truly special little angels. The fact that Ashtyn was born with Down Syndrome was very frightening to us at the time because we knew nothing about it. I was terrified of our family now being “different” but I have since learned that DIFFERENT IS BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE the fact that our family now has something to advocate for and we LOVE all of the friends we have met so far on this journey. We can’t wait to see what Ashtyn does throughout her lifetime but we know it will involving making others happy!

Our goal and mission now is to raise awareness about Down Syndrome and to let people know that individuals with Down Syndrome lead amazing, fulfilling lives! They can do everything typical people can do – it sometimes just takes them a little longer to learn.  Statistics show that 90% of parents that get a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome choose to abort.  This statistic is so high because people just don’t know enough about it! We hope to get that 90% down to 0%!!

If you want to come walk with us, we would love to have you! If you just want to donate to our cause – we would be extremely grateful! Click the orange button at the very top of this page to donate or register to walk with us.

Registration is free for walkers and if you would like to order our "Looking UP" team shirt for $20 you can email your t-shirt order to me at Allyson@ten17marketing.com. The Down Syndrome Association of Houston depends mainly on monetary donations, so please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our team today!  

Here are benefits inlcuded for sponsorships of $250+

GOLD Sponsor $250 - includes small logo/name on team t shirt, team banner, and social media promotion on Facebook & Instagram. 1 free t shirt with this package ($20) value

Silver Sponsor $500 - includes medium sized logo/name on team t shirt, team banner, and social media promotion on Facebook & Instagram. 2 free t shirts with this package ($40) value.

Platinum Sponsor $1000- includes large logo/name on team t shirt, team banner, and social media promotion on Facebook & Instagram. 4 free t shirts with this package ($80) value.

Here is last years shirt, everyone loved them! They are Bella Canvas which we will do again this year but with a BRAND NEW design :)

Please join us:

Saturday October 20, 2018

Sam Houston Race Park 

10AM-2PM

Thank you for supporting Ashtyn, our family, and all individuals  with Down syndrome!!

Our Funds Raised: $12,672.00
My goal: $20,000.00 63%
Fundraising History
Ron Andrukitis $100.00
T. Gaskins Family $50.00
The Brocks Private
Pyle Family $250.00
Jerry Bower $143.00
Lynne & Allan Itz Private
Good luck on the walk!
Ryan Divin Private
The Owens Family $50.00
The West Nest $50.00
Denise Hernandez Mary Kay $50.00
Praying for a WIN for team Looking Up
Katy Lindsay $100.00
Yay! Wonderful organization!!
Lindsay Nuche Private
The Andrews Private
Bob & Nancy Patterson $200.00
Team Bold $500.00
Audrey Collins $25.00
Uncle Charlie & Aunt Linda Nuche $50.00
Billie and Dash Benson $50.00
Michael F Douglas Private
Ashlee Joost Private
Bolfing Brothers Marble and Granite $300.00
Keith and Diane Decker $100.00
Craig and Macee Couch $50.00
The Poehl Family $100.00
Camara, Chase and Alyssa $60.00
We love y'all!!!
Angela Hobdy $25.00
Tide and Lien Murray $100.00
We love you Ashtyn!
The Gilliam’s $100.00
Uncle George $500.00
Patrick Patterson and Melissa Reed $250.00
Love y’all!
The Goddard School of Magnolia $750.00
Vernon Gallo $49.00
Palm Harbor $500.00
Billy Free $115.00
John Wittorf $100.00
Wheeler Pediatric Dentistry $250.00
Ashtyn rocks! Wheeler Pediatric Dentistry is soooo excited to be Gold Sponsors for Team Looking Up!
Kari Cromeens $50.00
Deena Urich $10.00
I so hope everyone wins...but that you retain the crown.
Christine Kommer $50.00
Kim S. Maywald Maywald $50.00
Aunt Janet & Unce Mikie $200.00
Go get em girl!!!
Lindasue Forssell $25.00
The Wieghat Family $250.00
Greg, Alicia & Andrew Willis $100.00
TRW Family of Companies-Houston $500.00
Sponsorship Level: Buddy Sponsor
Alex Camacho $250.00
Stacy & Jackie Campbell/SWC Construction $250.00
Hutch & Grayson Lucia Private
Lara Forssell - Keller Williams $250.00
James Canion $100.00
J.R.Smith $150.00
Donation in memory of Norma Smith and Bruce and Lucy Smith
Denise and Phil Inman $100.00
allison Maywald $50.00
Amy Minella $100.00
John Henkhaus $100.00
Hope she comes in First! Keep up God's work! Great Job!
Aunt Crystal $100.00
Ty Johnson $200.00
The Johnson Family $50.00
Laura Ferguson $50.00
Love supporting sweet Ashtyn and this wonderful cause??
Moffitt Holdings - Roy Moffitt $500.00
Brad Cornell $50.00
Love the Maywald’s!!
Brittany Nichols $100.00
The Pyle Family $100.00
Donna and Eddie $150.00
Go Ashton!! Yay Team Looking Up!!
William Adair $500.00
Bobby Escobar $25.00
God Bless you young lady :)
Sumitra Mukhopadhyay $20.00
Way to go Ashtyn Maywald!!!
Real Beard Santa Ed $10.00
You go girl!
Dorothy Maywald $100.00
I clicked on "family". Got to be kin somewhere down the line. Ashtin, you are adorable!
Anonymous $25.00
Adams Family $50.00
Tomi Jennings $100.00
Anonymous Private
Anonymous Private
Beth & Joey Redmond $100.00
lupe toman $50.00
xoxo
Connie and Doug $50.00
Love you guys!!
Mike and Terry Soliz $50.00
Elizabeth Pollard Private
Go Ashtyn! Go Team Looking Up!
Wayne Hall and Christy Le $200.00
Linda & Stan Miser $100.00
We are happy to donate to such a Wonderful cause!
Augusta Capital Partners $250.00
Cyndi Rhoden $20.00
Tracy and Brett Sarver $25.00
Debbie Williams $25.00
Jodie Spitzer $250.00
Paul Hamm $25.00
Hadi and Ashley Yassine Private
Broderick Dean Construction $600.00
With a whole heart we happily donate to such a wonderful cause.
The Le family $100.00
Wintner Tribe Private
Jan & Scott Private
Jordan Boone and Rylan Faust $25.00
Angela Blue $25.00
Go Ashtyn and Team Looking UP!! I L?VE what you and your family are doing for others!! I enjoy the wonderful pics your grandma, Mae-- takes/ post of you (on fb) You're such a beautiful little girl... anddd your hair is getting so long!! ??
Kimberly Maywald Private
Allyson Maywald $25.00

These two tho! They melt my heart. There is nothing like spending time with your bestie! @jrcampbell79

These two tho! They melt my heart. There is nothing like spending time with your bestie! @jrcampbell79

Sweetness #lifeisbetterwithyou #livingherbestlife #downsyndrome #downsyndromeawareness

Sweetness #lifeisbetterwithyou #livingherbestlife #downsyndrome #downsyndromeawareness

Happy Birthday Party Day to the sweet girl that 1st made me a mommy!

Happy Birthday Party Day to the sweet girl that 1st made me a mommy!

Life is better with you! 💙💛 #downsyndromeawareness #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromeisbeautiful

Life is better with you! 💙💛 #downsyndromeawareness #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromeisbeautiful

Thank Michelle and @doggiesbclean !! Love you! @mblomfield

Thank Michelle and @doggiesbclean !! Love you! @mblomfield

A huge thank you to the Bolfing Family and Bolfing Brothers Marble & Granite Inc. from Ashtyn!! and a huge special thank you to Beth Gray Harper!! @bolfingbrothersmarble @kimmaywald @bethgrayharper

A huge thank you to the Bolfing Family and Bolfing Brothers Marble & Granite Inc. from Ashtyn!! and a huge special thank you to Beth Gray Harper!! @bolfingbrothersmarble @kimmaywald @bethgrayharper

Ava got her 1st haircut :)

Ava got her 1st haircut :)

Ava is getting her 1st haircut!! @sharkeysoc

Ava is getting her 1st haircut!! @sharkeysoc

Thank you so much @maceerene Y’all are the best! If anyone would like to donate to our Buddy Walk Team (proceeds go to the Down Syndrome Assoc of Houston) the link is in my bio 👆🏻👆🏻we are in 2nd place and have GOT to get in 1st!

Thank you so much @maceerene Y’all are the best! If anyone would like to donate to our Buddy Walk Team (proceeds go to the Down Syndrome Assoc of Houston) the link is in my bio 👆🏻👆🏻we are in 2nd place and have GOT to get in 1st!

Cracks me up!

Cracks me up!

“The devil whispered in my ear or you cannot withstand the storm. I whispered back - I am the storm!” #maywaldstrong #breastcancerawareness #braincancerawareness #ihatecancer

“The devil whispered in my ear or you cannot withstand the storm. I whispered back - I am the storm!” #maywaldstrong #breastcancerawareness #braincancerawareness #ihatecancer

“I thought I told someone to roll out the red carpet!?!? This one is clearly black!” - Queen Sissy

“I thought I told someone to roll out the red carpet!?!? This one is clearly black!” - Queen Sissy

#downsyndrome #downsyndromeawareness

#downsyndrome #downsyndromeawareness

Thanks Poehl Family! Love y’all! @angpoehl @cpoehl @corbin.poehl

Thanks Poehl Family! Love y’all! @angpoehl @cpoehl @corbin.poehl

@sketchysspeedshop - Love y’all and miss y’all! @jrcampbell79

@sketchysspeedshop - Love y’all and miss y’all! @jrcampbell79

I can’t believe you’re finally on social media!! Woo hoo! Thank y’all for your generous donation!! Love y’all @tideandlien

I can’t believe you’re finally on social media!! Woo hoo! Thank y’all for your generous donation!! Love y’all @tideandlien

Thank you @bronzedbeautytx & @andrew.gilliam!! Y’all are the best! Love you! If anyone would like to donate to our Buddy Walk Team (proceeds go to the Down Syndrome Assoc of Houston) the link is in my bio 👆🏻👆🏻we are in 2nd place and have GOT to get in 1st!

Thank you @bronzedbeautytx & @andrew.gilliam!! Y’all are the best! Love you! If anyone would like to donate to our Buddy Walk Team (proceeds go to the Down Syndrome Assoc of Houston) the link is in my bio 👆🏻👆🏻we are in 2nd place and have GOT to get in 1st!

Pei wei and some shopping Ava says “ this is the best day of my life!” Hahaha To be a kid again

Pei wei and some shopping Ava says “ this is the best day of my life!” Hahaha To be a kid again

There is no way I could be anymore in love with this child :)

There is no way I could be anymore in love with this child :)

Life is good! #downsyndromeisbeautiful #nothingdownaboutit

Life is good! #downsyndromeisbeautiful #nothingdownaboutit