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The very first book I read about Downs Syndrome stated that children with Downs rarely live beyond the age of 9. I wanted to burn the book then. But I didn't. I wanted to prove it was wrong.

Matthew loves these pages, he is thrilled to see all the "presents" he has been sent. His favorite thing of all is Birthday Parties. Not for the presents, but for the Celebration!

At least once a week we have a cake with candles and ice cream and sing "Happy Birthday". As we sing, Matthew squeals with excitement and anticipation. When the song is finished he blows out the candles and cheers "Yeeeaaaah!" and claps his hands. He says the party is for "The New Baby". I do not know what he means, but no matter what day it is, it is someone's Birthday - maybe yours? Our little family ritual may seem silly to some, yet Matthew reminds us that each day is day to celebrate being alive.

Many kind folks have visited his pages and have given Matthew these beautiful gifts to keep in his web site. I cannot thank each and every one of these wondeful people enough for their kindess and thoughtfulness. Even the smallest gesture of love and kindness makes Matthew beam! It is a comfort to know so many people are watching over Matthew.

If you are new here, please visit these web sites! These are the truly "Special People"in this world.

"...Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven..."
Matthew 5:16
Thanks to all and may God Bless!

Gifts and Awards

This page takes a while to load animated clock but it is worth waiting to see the beautiful work and effort put into these gifts and awards.
Click on image to visit the websites of these kind & generous people.

Gift from Kat's Lil Corner of the Web

Gift from Kat's Lil' Corner of the Web - Thank you Kat!

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Backgroungs By Marie
This is a gift from BACKGROUNDS BY MARIE

Marie is the Webmaster at Cherokee County

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Mints Pin Of Approval

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Knightly Blade

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Angel Heart's Childrens Award

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Char's Award

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Angel Hearts Excellence Award

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Keystone Angel's

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Blue Ribbon Award #1

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Debbie's Site With A Heart

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Grandma George's Great Site Award

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Keystone Angel's Kid's Site Award

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Will you please sign my Guest book?
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Thank you!
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email me!

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Keeping UP With Matthew!!

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