Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Start Time: 10:00 AM CST
Lot C 1 Arrowhead Dr
Kansas City, MO 64129
Welcome to Bellamy’s Buddies page.
We are thrilled to have you join us in celebrating individuals with Down syndrome at this very special event. Your support and fundraising efforts provide programming and services for individuals with Down syndrome and their families in our community. Down Syndrome Innovations serves over 1,500 families, 22 hospitals, 45 school districts and dozens of early childhood and adult service provider organizations in Kansas and Missouri.
Bellamy’s Buddies team would love to have you walk with us. We appreciate all the support we can get! Together we can make a difference!
A Special Message from Bellamy’s Buddies
2021 is our first year participating in honor of our beautiful Bell. It has been a long first year and we’ve learned a lot through the DSG. We realize now how much we didn’t know about DS and how many of the stereotypes that exist we were actually guilty of ourselves without even knowing it. This journey has been challenging but has made us stronger as individuals and stronger as a family. Bellamy has brought us a light and joy that was missing in our lives before. We view things very differently now because of her and that has been the greatest gift she has given us. I know God has big plans for her and that her joy and light will bless everyone who crosses her path.
Bellamy has Mosaic Down Syndrome which is a rarer form of DS. We would like to help bring awareness to Mosaic DS as there is not as much information out there. We want to help spread awareness that DS is not just about a standard appearance but comes in all different looks, shapes, and sizes. While Mosaic DS does not effect every cell, it is not necessarily a “light” version. It is completely dependent upon where the cells are in the body that contain the additional chromosome. Since it’s not realistic to test for where the cells are located, it’s a wait and see game to determine how DS will present itself in each kiddo. This means that we follow all of the same testing, therapies, and preventative measures as a Trisomy 21 kiddo. So we basically view Bell as our little puzzle.
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