Your response with stories of people you care for has been AMAZING!! We read each and every single story you submit. Many of you commented on some of the stories we have below. We went into the archive and kept your favorite posts alive! We are currently reading our newest batch of stories and will be posting updates with new and inspiring stories by mid July 2017. We are currently making sure we get all the details right, so when we do post, it will all be there. Keep them coming. There is always room for more.
In celebration for World Down Syndrome Day on 03/21/2016, Electric Rose Toys started taking advanced orders for our Olivia Rose Down Syndrome Doll. Today, 03/21/2017, World Down Syndrome Day 2017, she has become our most popular doll. She was modeled after the little girl who inspired the creation of Electric Rose Toys, the real Olivia Rose who started it all. See how we went from the little girl having fun in her red dress, to the doll that has become the cornerstone of our Electric Rose Toys family.
Just in time for the Buddy walk on November 1st, 2015, joining our other new additions will be one extra special doll. Our Olivia Rose doll. She will be participating in the Buddy Walk and is the inspiration for Electric Rose Toys. Come support Down Syndrome Research and say hello.
Making their debut this weekend at the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County Buddy Walk, on November 1, 2015. Come join us!!
Like a typical weekend, we were working late at Electric Rose Toys. We are working hard to add to our doll line and sometimes the right story just comes your way to inspire the whole team, to keep you going. A story on Kayla Kosmalski, @KaylasCourt, was that story this time. Kayla is a nine year old girl with Down Syndrome who was hired to model for Gap Kids. Find out more about this great girl at her website, www.princesskayla.com
Follow her on twitter @KaylasCourt and Instagram @princesskaylascourt. Read the story on Huffingtonpost via the link below. Keep inspiring!
Friends since elementary school, Sam Suchmann & Mattie Zufelt have been working on following their dreams and encourage others to do the same. They are doing this by putting a film together that got its start on Kickstarter. They also both have Down Syndome. Read more about this high achieving duo at
Recently came across a story we had to share. Christopher Duffley is 14 years old, is blind, and is on the autism spectrum. He also just sang the National Anthem at Fenway Park. Thanks to @autismspeaks for sharing this great story! See the story at
I just came across a story talking about Matt Knoesen. He is a two year old boy who was born with a spinal cord injury and a club foot. To many people this would slow them down, but not this little guy. He is active and having fun being a kid. He will one day be a Para-athlete and we wish him the best of luck. To read more about him click on the link below.
Earlier today I came across a story that just blew me away and I had to share it with your site. George Augustell VII. He is a young man with Down Syndrome who is opening up his own coffee shop in Niagara Falls, Uncle Bills Coffee Shop. I think this is the type of story your visitors would like to read about. Here is a link to the story as well as links to a gofund me page and a facebook page that talk about the story. I hope you will publish this on your site. I just wanted to share. Thanks.
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Olivia is my niece and she has down syndrome. She is happy, social and very loving. She is almost 3 years old and does everything and anything a child her age is expected to do. The reason my niece is so well adjusted is because she is blessed with a spectacular mother. My sister Mayra (Dr Mayra Contreras) is smart, dedicated, loving, committed and has always known she wanted to be a doctor since she was a little girl. Her heart is in helping and making a difference in this world.
I believe that one day God looked down from heaven on to Earth and saw that this wonderful woman and her brilliant husband were ready to start a family. He looked around and found his most special Angel and sat with her. God told his Angel "that special Lady needs to have an amazing child that that would change her mentality and views of life forever and I believe that you are the only child for them." He explained to the Angel that life on Earth for her was going to be a continuous trial both physically and emotionally. There will be speech therapies, physical therapies and occupational therapies. Going to school and adulthood will have great challenges in store and not everyone on earth is going to be as wonderful as the people at home. He explained to the Angel that these parents had no idea what to do or expect but that they will work every day to prepare her for the world outside. God told his Angel it was her duty to teach this family that a true Angel's love has no boundaries and limits. These parents will show everyone around them that we all have the same purpose though not the same start. And they will live and embrace everything that is thrown their way. The Angel looked tenderly onto God's eyes and happily said "they are perfect, I choose them to be my parents. Together we will learn and grow." And on April 23, 2012 Olivia Rose was born.
Thank You Mayra for always being the inspiration and greatness that you truly are.
I Love you Dearly ,