Down Syndrome

ISAAC FRENCH

ISAAC FRENCH

ISAAC FRENCH

Isaac French is 16 years old. He is the son of Jim French and Jill Roegge. Isaac is a sophomore at Triopia High School. His siblings, Aaron, Lydia and Charlie are his best friends and biggest supporters.

PATRICK OLSON

PATRICK OLSON

PATRICK OLSON

Patrick Olson is 25 years old. He received a high school diploma from JHS in 2010.

In high school he played on the drum line of the marching band, was crowned Prom King and was bat boy for the baseball team. Currently, he works for the Pathway Attic, plays Special Olympics basketball, is an avid “air drummer,” is bat boy for Illinois College men’s baseball, loves WWE wrestling and lifting weights at the YMCA and is a virtual encyclopedia of country music trivia. Patrick has lasting friendships in the community, which his parents largely attribute to his happy and social personality and being included in general education classes throughout his school years. Patrick loves his dog Jo and cherishes time spent with his two brothers, Jeff and Justin. He lives at home with his parents, Gail and Tim Olson.

RACHEL BUHLIG

RACHEL BUHLIG

RACHEL BUHLIG

Rachel is a sophomore at JHS. She is 15 years old and has one sister, Lauren. Rachel loves BEADS!! She also loves her family, our kitty, Sasha, and she loves to dance and sing! Last year, she went to Homecoming at Triopia High School with Isaac French.

ELLA VEITH

ELLA VEITH

ELLA VEITH

Ella Veith age 10 is the daughter of Tom and Aimee Veith. Ella attends Washington School and ISD she dances with Tracey and Heather Synergy in Springfield. She loves her brother Charles and her dog Lily she enjoys doing everything and anything her peers do! She tells her family, “When I finish college I will get a job working with kids…” and we believe she will!

ISABELLA GRACE

ISABELLA GRACE

ISABELLA GRACE

– She has 2 brothers, Noah 17 & Jakob 16 and one sister, Emily 11. 

Isabella Grace is 15 months old and the daughter of Cristy Proctor. She has 3 siblings, Noah, Jakob and Emily. She has been through many trials already in her short life, including open heart surgery when she was 2 months old. But, she has overcome every one of them. Isabella is an inspiration to her mother as well as over 15,000 people around the world that follow her journey on Facebook. Like her on Facebook – Isabella “Amazing” Grace – My Down syndrome journey

HYLAN DEGROOT

HYLAN DEGROOT

HYLAN DEGROOT

Hylan DeGroot is 17 months old. He is the son of Tacy Mayner and Jared Degroot. He has an older sister Mia. Hylan loves passing the ball back and forth, and playing with his dog Titus. He loves patty cake and being tickled by his daddy. His smile lights up a room and makes everyone’s day. Follow Hylan’s journey by liking his page on Facebook – Blessed By Hylan.

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