GiGi’s Playhouse Sugar Land gives hope to mother after baby diagnosed with down syndrome
When Benita Leon discovered she was pregnant, she and her husband were overjoyed with excitement, hopes and plans for their baby’s future. Those hopes and plans came to sudden halt when a doctor delivered the news that their baby was diagnosed with down syndrome. Uncertain for what the future would now hold for her child, Leon felt overwhelmed and helpless. Luckily, help was on the way to guide her and her family through their journey.
Fort Bend County database program aims to help people with special needs who wander
SUGAR LAND, Texas – People with special needs in Fort Bend County can now benefit from a program that helps people get home safely if found alone or in times of emergency. The system includes a current digital picture, demographic information and caregiver contacts. According to the Fort Bend website, Fort Bend County residents are eligible who have a cognitive impairment or disability that may affect their ability to communicate. The program also requires that anyone enrolling an individual or themselves be either a family member or legal guardian of the individual. The information is placed in a database that can be accessed in a police vehicle or at the police station.
United Memorial offering free mobile coronavirus testing unit in Houston
HOUSTON – United Memorial Medical Center has rolled out a new tool in the fight against coronavirus. This mobile testing unit is the first of its kind in the Houston area, said UMMC spokeswoman Duni Hebron. “We just stepped up and did what we think is right for us to do.”On Wednesday, the mobile testing unit rolled up to The Jubilee Autism and Down Syndrome Center of Texas in southeast Houston. “So, we appreciate it very much.”The mobile testing unit offers more than testing but a peace of mind. We’re very grateful for it.”For more information about the UMMC coronavirus mobile testing unit, call 1-866-333-COVID (1-866-333-26843) or visit www.ummcscreening.com/.
Model living with Down syndrome makes a splash American Girl catalog
CHICAGO, Illinois -- At just four years old, Ivy Kimble is making Chicago proud, that's because she's making a difference in the Down syndrome community.Ivy became a model for, appearing in the popular catalog's October edition.In a statement about Ivy's photo shoot,said Ivy was "adorable and great to work with, and the shots we captured with her are beautiful."abc13.com