OUR STORIES

Kerry Miller, Mother of Kayleigh Ellis

My daughter Kayleigh is two years old now. We were introduced to the Foundation at 6 weeks by
the Bustamante Children’s Hospital. I didn’t know much about Down’s syndrome and so I cried and cried because people started saying stuff about people with Downs. Then I started attending the Foundation’s workshops and received the information packages which had most of the medical
contacts I needed to get started. The membership is amazing and supportive. I am glad I joined.

Karen Nunes, Mother of Jayden Buchanan

This Foundation is a rock for me, helping me to understand my child as a mature mother.

Oh Lord, it opened my eyes as to how to care for children with special needs. I didn’t know how to. I pray that the Foundation’s doors never close and I pray to the Lord to provide for them.

Karen Johnson, Mother of Gabriel Johnson

I’m a bit new to the Foundation but what I have seen among the parents who are members and who are part of the What’s App group is a lot of love, caring, sharing compassionate persons who are always there with information, advice and help for me with my child with special needs. The
Foundation has helped me a lot to understand my daughter and other children with special needs.
It’s a great Foundation.

Marsha Miller, Mother of Moses

The Jamaica Down’s Syndrome Foundation has been a blessing towards my family and it makes me feel as if we are all one family and we share and help one another no matter. What I love is the togetherness that we share and help one another throughout whatever phase of the journey. This Foundation was one of the best decisions ever made.

Shelly, Mother of Dimario

JDSF is a tower of strength for me. I have learned so much from each and everyone in this Organization that I could never done by myself. Just love this organization. It’s unique. Love to all the members.

Dennise Williams

The JDSF has been the saving grace in my journey of special needs motherhood. I first came across the Foundation nine years ago when I was searching for information on how to cope with my baby. Literally, the Foundation has held my hand along my life journey. The education about the condition from parent meetings has helped me to make wise choices in schooling and medical support. And the interaction with the members of the Foundation has made them all my family.

Judith Richards, Mother of Jada

My family has been there from the Foundation’s inception. The JDSF is a bridge that unites families and provides the needed support to help us cope with the special needs of our child. For the Richards family, we thank the Foundation for providing the resources needed to raise Jada, now 14 years old. As a member of the board and a parent mentor, I also get to share my experience with new members. The services provided in terms of having various agencies like speech therapy, dental, nutritionist etc. at our parents group meeting is priceless.

Parent from Westmoreland

The Jamaica Down Syndrome Foundation! This support  group has been a big help to me and other parents, giving us hope, making us as parents feel relief to know that someone knows exactly how we feel. Its a good feeling to know that help is here. They had a little get together in Westmoreland and it was wonderful. I met parents with other children with Down syndrome and it felt great to see how the children have blossomed. They educated us about what caused Down syndrome, what causes our babies to sound stuffy, the delay of teething
and other health issues. It was like having a little manual to parenting. From this meeting it was like I became and expert on Down syndrome. The parents interacted with the babies and they talked about their experiences. I can honestly say I felt like this group was my family. Sometimes people can be so judgmental and being with this group I felt like my son was loved. I strongly think every new Down Sydrome parent needs support from the Foundation. It has assured me that my son will be more than ok. He will be great. I am really touched by the work and the dedication that the Early Stimulation Programme has done for my son and I am grateful for
the support from the Jamaica Down Syndrome Foundation. I would like other parents to experience the feeling of hope and the feeling of assurance that everything will be ok by these two groups.

Mother of Juna-Lee

The JDSF has been a tower of strength for my journey with Juna-Lee since 2008. I give God thanks for the visionary/visionaries of this foundation. Without vision the people perish. This foundation is a well needed organization as helps to make our journey of parenting our love bugs having a special need challenge. Information is always current, as it relates to medical,educational and socializing. This was possible through our parent meetings. As we grow from strength to strength we can only get better and new parents will be added to our family as the information and work of the JDSF is circulated.

Judith Richards, Mother of Jada

My family has been there from the Foundation’s inception. The JDSF is a bridge that unites families and provides the needed support to help us cope with the special needs of our child. For the Richards family, we thank the Foundation for providing the resources needed to raise Jada, now 14 years old. As a member of the board and a parent mentor, I also get to share my experience with new members. The services provided in terms of having various agencies like speech therapy, dental, nutritionist etc. at our parents group meeting is priceless.

Parent from Westmoreland

The Jamaica Down Syndrome Foundation! This support  group has been a big help to me and other parents, giving us hope, making us as parents feel relief to know that someone knows exactly how we feel. Its a good feeling to know that help is here. They had a little get together in Westmoreland and it was wonderful. I met parents with other children with Down syndrome and it felt great to see how the children have blossomed. They educated us about what caused Down syndrome, what causes our babies to sound stuffy, the delay of teething
and other health issues. It was like having a little manual to parenting. From this meeting it was like I became and expert on Down syndrome. The parents interacted with the babies and they talked about their experiences. I can honestly say I felt like this group was my family. Sometimes people can be so judgmental and being with this group I felt like my son was loved. I strongly think every new Down Sydrome parent needs support from the Foundation. It has assured me that my son will be more than ok. He will be great. I am really touched by the work and the dedication that the Early Stimulation Programme has done for my son and I am grateful for
the support from the Jamaica Down Syndrome Foundation. I would like other parents to experience the feeling of hope and the feeling of assurance that everything will be ok by these two groups.

Mom Yvonne and daughter Sekaai

I have been a part of JDSF since 2008. It has helped me to better deal with my daughter Sekaai. Thanks to the association for the wonderful job that they do for our families who do not have the support of a wonderful community.

Mother of Juna-Lee

The JDSF has been a tower of strength for my journey with Juna-Lee since 2008. I give God thanks for the visionary/visionaries of this foundation. Without vision the people perish. This foundation is a well needed organization as helps to make our journey of parenting our love bugs having a special need challenge. Information is always current, as it relates to medical,educational and socializing. This was possible through our parent meetings. As we grow from strength to strength we can only get better and new parents will be added to our family as the information and work of the JDSF is circulated.

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