Today I have a very inspirational story to share. This is a story of how 2 little girls,Â one with Down syndrome and one with mosaic Down syndrome, who live 12 hours apart on a sunny day's drive came together, via their moms, and are now providing inspiration to everyone who meets them!
Moms, Diane and Kris say, "The inspiration for this site came from two little girls who happen to have an extra chromosome on the 21st spot. We plan to put videos, pictures and stories to share with you the fun and joy that Erin and MaryEllen bring to our families. We guarantee you, they will brighten your day and bring a smile to your face. Be sure to check back often to see what they are up to, and to see that Trisomy 21 is only a part of who they are! God bless, Kris and Diane"
There are so many great stories on their two sites that I could not begin to choose one! I highly recommend everyone to visit both theirÂ sites at
In addition to their great site, Diane and Kris are having a fantastic give away for all who leave a comment on their site!
APPLEBEE'S RESTAURANT DRAWING GIVE AWAY!!
Here is how it works...
You can win two different ways!
1. You can win a $25.00 gift certificate to Applebee's Restaurant.
To win this one, all you have to do is post a comment on our blog under their post tellingÂ them why you are enjoyingÂ the new pages. Don't forget to also post your email address. If there isn't an email address, you will not be included in the drawing. We will use this to contact you to be able to send you your gift certificate.
2. You can win $50.00 gift certificate to Applebee's Restaurant.
On this one there is a twist, you need to sendÂ their blog to your friends. If four of your friends post onÂ their blog under their post, that you sent them there,Â they will enter your name in the drawing. Each of the four need to leave their email addresses soÂ they can confirm their post. Ask them to make sure of two things, that they tell us who sent them, and they leave their email address. If either of those conditions is not included you will not be able to be entered in this part of the drawing. They will qualify to win the $25.00 one though just for posting if they leave us a positive comment about why they enjoyed our new page.
In both instances,Â they will collect all of the entries, and put them in a hat and draw a name.Â They will be asking ME to do the drawing.
When doing this from this post, please leave a comment saying that Kristy Colvin sent you! I would love to get a chance to win this gift certificate!!!
From Diane and Kris,"We contacted Applebee's to ask them if they had a policy about hiring individuals with Down syndrome. You will be happy to know they assured us they would be happy to hire anyone who is qualified to do the job that they are hired to do. And that Down syndrome would not prevent them from hiring an individual if the person was qualified! We were glad to hear that they are open to this possibility! We expected to hear this, but we were glad to hear their enthusiasm when we spoke with them!"
Pass this along, and we hope you have fun trying to win!
The drawing will be held on August 26. All entries must be in before this date.