In this episode Dr. Abbie Smith (a pediatrician and mother of a child with Down syndrome) shares what parents need to know about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Down syndrome. Check out the show notes by visiting https://hopestory.org/covid-19-ep-5

In this episode we talk to Erin Book Mullen about being a DC Lobbyist who works to increase funding for Down syndrome research. Erin led the effort with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation to secure the first-ever Congressional hearing on Down syndrome research where Frank Stephens declared that his life was worth living.  That testimony, along with their work with Congressional Champions, resulted in a historic and significant 65% increase of Down syndrome research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from $35 million in FY2017 to $58 million in FY2018. In addition, we talk with Erin about raising two girls, one of whom has Down syndrome and has battled with childhood Leukemia. Check out the show notes by visiting https://hopestory.org/erin-book-mullen/ep-4

In this episode we interview Mark Cronin, the co-founder of John's Crazy Socks. John's Crazy Socks is a multi-million dollar company sock ran by Mark and his son with Down syndrome, John. In this episode Mark talks about their business and about being the father of an adult with Down syndrome. Check out the show notes by visiting https://hopestory.org/johns-crazy-socks

In this episode we talk with Michael Russell, the father of the first person with Down syndrome (Bryan Russell) to run for public office. Learn more about about Hope Story at https://hopestory.org

In this episode we talk with Abbie Smith, a mother of three children (one of which who was born with Down syndrome,) a pediatrician, and the co-founder of Hope Story. Learn more about about Hope Story at https://hopestory.org