Meet Maddison: Ambassador of 2021 Down Syndrome Walk Arizona
“I am happy to be named a 2021 Down Syndrome Walk Ambassador! I am 24 years old and have been a part of Down Syndrome Network since moving to the East Valley in 2016. I currently work on my job skills at Pathway to Work in Tempe. I would like to work in an office setting one day. I like to keep things organized.
I enjoy spending time with my dog, Tio and I participate in Special Olympics Swimming, Golf, Soccer & Bowling. I like to travel to see my friends and siblings who live all over the United States. I like seeing a lot of people in the Down Syndrome community come together to support each other for DSNetwork. It makes me happy to be in the Walk. I’m so proud to walk with other families & friends. I like helping people in my life. My favorite part of the walk is holding hands with family and walking and waving to people along the parade route.
I have participated in many of the Xcell Social Group activities since 2016. I am excited to go see Mary Poppins at the Hale Theatre with DS Network! Thanks to DSNetwork I am currently enrolled in my first college class at Estrella Mountain Community College in Microsoft Office & Word! It has been a goal in my life to go to college like my siblings. Thank you DSNetwork for the scholarship to college.
My family and I are walking to support Down Syndrome Network who provides wonderful services and opportunities for me and other individuals with Down Syndrome.”