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The “Because I’m Happy” Down Syndrome Project
Published on Apr 11, 2014
Parents who discover they are having a child with Down syndrome can face a multitude of emotions: nervous, worried, shocked, confused…

We decided to gather over 40 families to make a music video to the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. Our goal was to display the positive family relationships in families with an individual with Down syndrome. Our goal was accomplished. We were overcome by the amount of love and happiness among these families.

Check it out for yourself!
Presenting to you – The “Because I’m Happy” Down Syndrome Project 🙂
Kandyce & Lauren

“Falling Slowly,” taken from the Broadway musical “Once” ~ YouTube
Published on June 6, 2013 
…For their final exams in their Camerata advanced choral group, my son and Alisha had decided on this song. Liam had not yet made up his mind as to what he’d do. My son brought in a blues harp from a set I’d given him several years ago and taught Liam a little about how to use it.

The rest, as they say, is history.