Step Up for Down Syndrome 2020

John-John's Joy

Thank you to all of our family and friends that continue to support our son John and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Saint Louis.

I remain a board member of the DSAGSL and remain confident in all that it does for our community.

This has been an extremely stressful time on us all, and even harder for children & families with disabilities. COVID 19 has hit the NONPROFIT organizations especially hard so we really NEED YOUR HELP.

Please consider making a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation in honor of John-John.  Every dollar counts towards helping individuals with Down Syndrome MAXIMIZE THEIR POTENTIAL.  

John has continued to grow and succeed as a student at North Kirkwood Middle School. He is graduating and moving on to KIRKWOOD HIGHSCHOOL. This past year he got up in front of the Kirkwood School Board to talk about Best Buddies. He also talked in front of a crowd of 200 people. He loves to sing, dance with his sister, hangout with his brothers and his friends, and of course eat & sleep... just your typical teenager.

We remain thankful to all of his family, friends, teachers, classmates, and caregivers who continue to show him patience, love, and understanding.

God Bless you and your family in these challenging times,

The Hartweger Family

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The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis is to benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families through individual and family support, education, public awareness and advocacy. For more information about us, please visit or call our office at (314) 961-2504. Thank you!

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