Aiden’s mom is part of the Buddy Walk because she was blessed with the opportunity to be a mother to a child with Down syndrome, she walks because she is proud, she walks so that her son’s voice could one day be heard, she walks to show him that this world loves him, she walks because he deserves to be celebrated and loved by so many. To Aiden’s family, the Buddy Walk is an opportunity to come together and celebrate these lives that have blessed us all so much. “It’s a chance to show Aiden and others with Down syndrome how special they are,” says Aiden’s mom. “We moved to Arizona about two years ago, didn’t know anyone or where to go to find services and DSNetwork was there every step of the way.” This provided comfort knowing that they weren’t alone and they were going to be guided in the right direction!
Aiden’s mom has met so many other mamas and made so many other connections that will last for a lifetime. Her son has made and met so many friends. Their favorite part of the walk is seeing everyone coming together as teams and celebrating in such a positive environment. It’s a day they definitely wouldn’t miss.