Team Josie

Team Years: 5

Can you believe that this is my FIFTH Buddy Walk??  Where has the time gone!?!?

As many of you know – I started kindergarten this year.   It’s been a crazy 2 ½ weeks – but so far, I’m adjusting well.  I made some awesome progress on my speech and communication skills this summer and will continue to work hard this year so that people can better understand me – because – I have A LOT to say!   Like – did you know I just wrapped up swim lessons for the summer and can’t wait to start them again in the early winter/spring?  Yep!  I’m a sort-of swimmer who once again loves the water.  And I also still love to dance and my mom has promised to get me into some sort of dance lesson soon.

This year – the 2018 Knoxville Buddy Walk will take place on Sunday, November 4th, and I’m excited to announce that - once again - I’ll be leading my team at the walk!    I’m walking so that I can show support for the more than 400,000 Americans, who - like me -- have Down syndrome.  We are doing our part to make sure that every individual is given every opportunity to reach his or her full potential.  This is our chance to send a message of acknowledgement and acceptance in the belief that people of all abilities should be included and recognized for their contributions. 

I would be delighted if you would help to support my team in achieving its 2018 Buddy Walk goal.  Your Buddy Walk contribution will support local programs for people with Down syndrome and their families, as well as the national education, research and advocacy and public awareness initiatives of the National Down Syndrome Society.

Just click the “Donate to our Cause” button below to make your tax-deductible donation.

Are you local or really looking for a reason to plan a road trip?   Then come join my team and walk with us!    By clicking on the “Join our Team” button – you can raise money, buy an official “Buddy Walk” t-shirt, enjoy a nice stroll around World’s Fair Park, and celebrate the awesomeness that is Team Josie!! There will be food, music, and activities for kids – there’s even a silent auction.  Winning!!! 

Thank you in advance for your support in helping to honor and celebrate people with Down syndrome.

XOXO  -- Josie

Our Funds Raised: $1,655.00
My goal: $1,500.00 110%
Fundraising History
Jo-Von $10.00
Vargas Family Private
Way to go Team Josie you rock
Nia Jackson and Family Private
Kristen Knuckles Private
Anonymous $47.00
Grandma & Grandpa Private
Just learned we CAN be there for the walk! Can’t wait to walk with Josie’s team again!
James Cobb $30.00
Andy & Lindsey Potter $25.00
Jyothi Hulloli Private
Sparky McDougall $100.00
Nicole Morgan Private
Anonymous $30.00
Saanvi's Family $30.00
You are a Rock star Josie!
Aunt Sharon Private
Love you to the moon Josie!
Nana Ward Private
Go Josie! Rock it, again! Love you lots!
Tammy Patterson $30.00
The Connors $30.00
Jenny Brennan Private
Charles Corum $50.00
Laurismar $10.00
Way to go Josie, don't let nothing stop you, fly high. Love you. Laurismar
The McGinnis Family $25.00
Dan & Katie Ortiz $25.00
We’re so proud of you Josie! YOU are beautiful inside and out. ?? It’s wonderdul following all your adventures
Kara Private
Go Team Josie! We love watching you grow and give your momma a run for her money! Keep being you! Love, Kara and Tim
Morgan Weiss $100.00
Trey and Michelle $100.00
The Harrell’s $10.00
Sierras-Buchner Family $50.00
Run, Josie Run!!!
Patricia Reynolds $25.00
Deal Family $30.00
Jason and Jennifer Fox $50.00
Nicholas Calkins Private
Happy Birthday J! Love, Mason
Heather Warren $6.00
Such a great cause for such a sweet girl! You rock, Josie!
The GA Saunders $50.00
We love you Josie!
Charles Smith $66.00
Kennon and Beth Rollins $50.00
The Steele’s $50.00
Travis Burnett $25.00
Josie is a rockstar! She can do big things!
Amy B Saunders $50.00
Jessyka Finnell $25.00
Go Josie!!
Lillian Saunders $10.00
Stephanie Saunders $10.00