Brooklyn's Bunch

Team Years: 1
https://www.ds-stride.org/tulsabuddywalk/profiles/team/brooklynsbunch

Welcome to Brooklyn's Bunch Buddy Walk 2018 team page! We are so excited that this is our first Buddy Walk. Buddy Walks happen all over the United States to advocate for and support over 400,000 indivuals with Down syndrome living the United States! About one out of every 700 babies born in the US is diagnosed with Down syndrome. It is the most common genetic syndrome.

A lot of people ask if we knew sbout Brooklyn's diangosis before she was born. The answer is no. We had absolutely no idea. Do we wish we knew before birth?  While there are only one or two reasons why we wish we knew before birth, the overwhelming answer is no.

The day after Brooklyn was born, a pediatrician and two residents delivered the news. We are very thankful for the manner in which it was presented to us. We are one of the very few families who had a positive diagnosis experience. When we first found out, our initial thoughts were of anxiety and fear. We were first time parents. And now special needs parents?!

Brooklyn is now one years old (HOW?!?!!) and she is the most amazing teacher in our lives. Brooklyn has taught us to enjoy the moment we are in. She has showed us to love people where they're at and not to place people within boxes and limits. We have learned patience, understanding, and vulnerabilty. We are still fairly new to this Down syndrome (and parenting) journey, but Brooklyn is the best tour guide we could want.

We hope you join our team as we walk and raise money for the Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa (DSAT). DSAT provides education and resources for familes who have a child with Down syndrome, avocates in our community, and supports exceptional individuals with Down syndrome as they self-advocate and prove sterotypes wrong.

-Dallas and Brittany

Our Funds Raised: $2,370.00
My goal: $2,500.00 94%
Fundraising History
Mommy and Daddy $50.00
We love you, Brooklyn! Thank you so much for teaching us joy!
The VanBergens $150.00
Sturgeon Family $50.00
We love you all and Brooklyn so much and can't wait to celebrate and walk with you all.
Juli Schafer $20.00
Go team Brooklyn!
Cotgreave’s $25.00
We will always support little Miss Brooklyn.
Stewart Family $25.00
Juanita Broadwell Private
I am loving watching Brooklyn grow! You are all in my prayers.
Erik, Rachel, and Emily Enyart $30.00
Erin smith $75.00
Anonymous Private
Kristi $25.00
Alves Family $50.00
Hannah Van De Vyvere $30.00
Rachel Castro $50.00
Meagan, Cole, & Slaten Ives $25.00
Joel & Michelle Bittick $25.00
Julie Northcott $25.00
Brooke Shondelmyer $25.00
Kristin McAlister $20.00
Kim Little Private
Anni Rose Marks Private
Zoey and Meri Arthur $25.00
We love you, Brooklyn! Wish we could walk for you, but we are stuck here in Texas.
Rebecca Hunt Private
Laura, Jeff, Millie, and Max Cooper $25.00
So much love for the Chandler family!!
Cindy Doane $25.00
Gerry and Dale Private
Brian Salvesen and Emma Pourzan Private
Christie Schreppel $10.00
Bob and Terri Hinchey $30.00
Christine Pendleton $20.00
Charlotte and Andy Elzinga $100.00
Rocky and Karen Webster $35.00
Simon, Laura, and Luke $50.00
We love you, Brooklyn!! ??
Tara, Austin & Ella Green $30.00
Anonymous $100.00
We love you, Brooklyn!
Morgan Choate $30.00
Jake & Alyssa Private
Wish we could walk with you guys! We love you, Brooklyn, Brittany, & Dallas!
Jim and Debbie Redden $10.00
We love you Brooklyn!
Brady, Abbie, and Hudson Lamborne $30.00
Love you Brooklyn!
Joe, Lynette, and Natalie Cook $15.00
We love you Brooklyn!
Steve and Angela St John $50.00
Uncle Steve & Aunt Sue $50.00
We wish we could be with you for this event. We are with you in spirit.
Dana Cantrell $15.00
Carolyn Rogers $25.00
Sarah Clinkscales Private
Uncle Matt and Callie $50.00
Pollyanna & Greg Conover $25.00
Stiles Family $25.00
Robin Zoldan $10.00
Good luck!
Pop Pop and Grammy $50.00
Though we can't be there to walk with you, we will be with you in spirit!
Zaring Clan $40.00
Delia Chandler $100.00
Travis and Nancy Brown $50.00
We love our sweet Brooklyn!!
The Hoovers $25.00
I always love to see sweet Brooklyn on Facebook!
Kristin and Jeff Smith $30.00
Cody and Breanna Brumley $10.00
Uncle Dennis &Aunt Jan $30.00
Brooke Shondelmyer $15.00
Corey Shondelmyer $15.00
Wyatt Shondelmyer $15.00
Kaydence Shondelmyer $15.00
Keaton Shondelmyer $15.00
Josiah Classen $15.00
Addie Classen $15.00
Jessica Classen $15.00
Cindy Doane $15.00
Brittany Chandler $15.00
Brittani Smith $15.00
Christine Pendleton $15.00
Dallas Chandler $15.00
Dana Cantrell $15.00
Jamie Pendleton $15.00
Kristin McAlister $15.00
Adam Smith $15.00
Elaine Doane $15.00
Zac Classen $15.00

Peek at those piggies while this princess is picking up pasta 😍
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#alliteration #nothingdownaboutit #dinnertime #alfredo #rotini #selffeeding #itsbathnight

Peek at those piggies while this princess is picking up pasta 😍 . . . #alliteration #nothingdownaboutit #dinnertime #alfredo #rotini #selffeeding #itsbathnight

TODAY IS A GOOD DAY!! 🎉🎉🎉 C E L E B R A T I N G every milestone with this treasure is one of the greatest joys in my life. Her “disability” means she will do things... it just takes her longer to get there! There truly is #nothingdownaboutit !
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#provingthemwrong #downsyndromeawareness #proudmomma #motherhoodisamazing #specialneedsparenting #milestones #15months

TODAY IS A GOOD DAY!! 🎉🎉🎉 C E L E B R A T I N G every milestone with this treasure is one of the greatest joys in my life. Her “disability” means she will do things... it just takes her longer to get there! There truly is #nothingdownaboutit ! . . . . #provingthemwrong #downsyndromeawareness #proudmomma #motherhoodisamazing #specialneedsparenting #milestones #15months

L👀K. AT. THIS. FACE.
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You KNOW you want to see JOY all year long, so why don’t you purchase a @down_syndrome_assoc_of_tulsa 2019 calendar! All $$$ goes towards various scholarships, advocacy, parties, and support for the Tulsa metro Down syndrome community. .
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You can message me to order and coordinate pick up. .
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#jennywhitephotography

L👀K. AT. THIS. FACE. . . You KNOW you want to see JOY all year long, so why don’t you purchase a @down_syndrome_assoc_of_tulsa 2019 calendar! All $$$ goes towards various scholarships, advocacy, parties, and support for the Tulsa metro Down syndrome community. . . . You can message me to order and coordinate pick up. . . . #jennywhitephotography

The 2017 moms second try.... there are so many of us!!!
#rockthe21 #rockinmoms #dsdn

The 2017 moms second try.... there are so many of us!!! #rockthe21 #rockinmoms #dsdn

@briandonovan_1 is known for his roles in 90210 and voice over acting. He had a sister, Kelly, who had Down syndrome. Kelly has since passed away. He honored his sister by making a documentary, Kelly’s Hollywood. Today I’ve had the privilege to hear his views and perceptions as a Rockin’ Sibling- I even attended his break out session twice and his keynote presentation because this pregnant mom needed to hear him. Having a great time in Phoenix- now back to pool! 💛💙💛💙 #rockinmomretreat #dsdn #rockthe21 #downsyndrome #downsyndromeawareness

@briandonovan_1 is known for his roles in 90210 and voice over acting. He had a sister, Kelly, who had Down syndrome. Kelly has since passed away. He honored his sister by making a documentary, Kelly’s Hollywood. Today I’ve had the privilege to hear his views and perceptions as a Rockin’ Sibling- I even attended his break out session twice and his keynote presentation because this pregnant mom needed to hear him. Having a great time in Phoenix- now back to pool! 💛💙💛💙 #rockinmomretreat #dsdn #rockthe21 #downsyndrome #downsyndromeawareness

Just some awesome Rockin’ moms with Rockin’ babes born in 2017!!! .
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📸: random people .
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#dsdn #dsdnrockinmomsretreat #rockinit #47over46 #theluckyfew #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrome #mommabears #specialneedsparenting

Just some awesome Rockin’ moms with Rockin’ babes born in 2017!!! . . . . . 📸: random people . . . . #dsdn #dsdnrockinmomsretreat #rockinit #47over46 #theluckyfew #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrome #mommabears #specialneedsparenting

My mom brought these up the other week.... still haven’t put all my patches on my #kellerindianettes letterman jacket. .
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#highschooldrillteam #imissourmarch #tellmeafable

My mom brought these up the other week.... still haven’t put all my patches on my #kellerindianettes letterman jacket. . . . . . #highschooldrillteam #imissourmarch #tellmeafable

because what’s a baby announcement without a letter board? Brooklyn is excited... we think... hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day! .
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#march2019

because what’s a baby announcement without a letter board? Brooklyn is excited... we think... hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day! . . . . #march2019

Not gonna lie. This made me snicker and tear up a little. My #unexpected little baby reading Unexpected by @christinecaine 😂 Can’t wait to start this study.
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#downsyndrome #downsyndromeisbeautiful #nothingdownaboutit #birthdiagnosis

Not gonna lie. This made me snicker and tear up a little. My #unexpected little baby reading Unexpected by @christinecaine 😂 Can’t wait to start this study. . . . . #downsyndrome #downsyndromeisbeautiful #nothingdownaboutit #birthdiagnosis

Chilling in feeding therapy because this lovely lady met ALL HER GOALS in under six months!!! Now onto some new goals!  And thank Heavens because if I hear “hard munchable” one more time, I’m gonna hit someone over the head with one.

Chilling in feeding therapy because this lovely lady met ALL HER GOALS in under six months!!! Now onto some new goals! And thank Heavens because if I hear “hard munchable” one more time, I’m gonna hit someone over the head with one.

😍 Maddie was bathed and pampered yesterday 😍 #blessher #pitbullsofinstagram #pitterrier

😍 Maddie was bathed and pampered yesterday 😍 #blessher #pitbullsofinstagram #pitterrier

On our road trip and Brooklyn just made a NASTY diaper.

On our road trip and Brooklyn just made a NASTY diaper.

Enjoying her pre-blessed ice water. .
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#upsyndrome #nothingdownaboutit #dsawareness #notbroken #dsdn #hopestory #PREBLESSED #chickfila #eatmorchicken #wemighthomeschool

Enjoying her pre-blessed ice water. . . . . . #upsyndrome #nothingdownaboutit #dsawareness #notbroken #dsdn #hopestory #PREBLESSED #chickfila #eatmorchicken #wemighthomeschool

Swaddled her for the heck of it. 😍 She’s looks very confused.
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#nothingdownaboutit #notbroken #iloveyouforever #mybabyyoullbe

Swaddled her for the heck of it. 😍 She’s looks very confused. . . . . . #nothingdownaboutit #notbroken #iloveyouforever #mybabyyoullbe

Today I was paid to wear flowers on my head. Check out my insta story to find out why??!!?!?! #vipkid #vipkidlife #vipkidrewards #dontsaysilly

Today I was paid to wear flowers on my head. Check out my insta story to find out why??!!?!?! #vipkid #vipkidlife #vipkidrewards #dontsaysilly

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I just love her.
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#nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #vipkid #vipkidlife #sahm

I just love her. . . . #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #vipkid #vipkidlife #sahm

Happy 4th of July! 🎇🎆🇺🇸
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#patrioticbaby #redwhiteandblue #nothingdownaboutit #upsyndrome #independenceforall #lifelibertyandpursuitofhappiness

Happy 4th of July! 🎇🎆🇺🇸 . . . . #patrioticbaby #redwhiteandblue #nothingdownaboutit #upsyndrome #independenceforall #lifelibertyandpursuitofhappiness

I just figured this out. Use a car seat toy for the cart 😅
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#momlife #momhack #mardels #vipkid #vipkidteacherlife

I just figured this out. Use a car seat toy for the cart 😅 . . . #momlife #momhack #mardels #vipkid #vipkidteacherlife

I have no clue who sent us these shirts. Whoever it was... Thank you!!! We’re wearing them to Brooklyn’s endocrinologist, ONE YEAR check up, and our local Ds association meeting today! .
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#nothingdownaboutit #dsat #ouphysicians #oupediatrics

I have no clue who sent us these shirts. Whoever it was... Thank you!!! We’re wearing them to Brooklyn’s endocrinologist, ONE YEAR check up, and our local Ds association meeting today! . . . #nothingdownaboutit #dsat #ouphysicians #oupediatrics