Celebrating moms, children with Down syndrome

Her goal for her son, she said, is the same as for her daughter, Nicole, 24.

"I want my children to feel important," she said. "I want them to give back to the community. David volunteers every day either at the Manlius Library, shopping for cookie supplies, which he and his peers make for a weekly luncheon at St. Lucy's Church ... and volunteers at the East Area YMCA. My ultimate goal is that I want them to have a happy and fulfilling life."

For more information on DSA of CNY, call 682-4289; to learn more about the National Down Syndrome Society, go to ndss.org. To submit or read entries from NDSS' "My Great Stories," go to ndss.org/stories.

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