12th Annual Buddy Walk

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This past weekend I participated in the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society 12th Annual Buddy Walk on Team Trinity. If you don't know who Trinity is, here is a little background on how we first met (click here!) The purpose of this walk is to raise awareness of Down syndrome & celebrate the journey that the families take together. THOUSANDS of people showed up for the walk & festival afterwards. Trinity was joined by her parents - Gregory & Nina Gardner and her 4 siblings Sariah, Zion, Jordan & Christian, as well as her grandmother and a few family friends! 

Nina recently did an interview with Savannah Morning News and this is what she had to say about Trinity - 

“I want Trinity to do everything that I want for my other kids,’’ Nina Gardner said. To have a job and earn her own money. Have a spouse. Have a family. Have happiness. We don’t see her as any different.’’

The Buddy Walk was definitely a celebration! Here are a few pictures of all of the fun - can you believe how big Judah has gotten?!? 

Trinity & her younger brother Christian with the Savannah Banana! 

Trinity & her younger brother Christian with the Savannah Banana! 

Trinity & one of her MANY friends

Trinity & one of her MANY friends

Trinity and I about 1/4 of the way through the walk. 

Trinity and I about 1/4 of the way through the walk. 

Trinity & her dad next to her picture for this year's LCDSS calendar. 

Trinity & her dad next to her picture for this year's LCDSS calendar. 

Team Trinity! 

Team Trinity! 

Trinity & Judah next to her poster section. 

Trinity & Judah next to her poster section. 

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Pumpkin decorating after the walk. 

Pumpkin decorating after the walk. 

To keep up with Trinity, her family and Judah - you can follow them on Facebook (here) or Judah's very own Instagram page (here)!  Nina also wants everyone to know that you shouldn't put limits on people with Down syndrome, and I agree!!! 

xoxo, 

Meredith