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Chloe Reads to the Governor of PA
Chloe and PA Governor Corbett
Chloe and PA Governor Corbett
Chloe Reads to the Governor of PA

During the Fall of 2010 Chloe Kondrich met with soon to be Governor of PA Tom Corbett to show the ABILITIES of a 7 year old child with Down syndrome. Chloe told Governor Corbett about the neighborhood elementary school she attends, and she read a book to him. Chloe also autographed a copy of the book "Making a Case for Life" for the Governor, and this book features Chloe on the cover and contains a chapter about her advocacy work. Governor Corbett was very impressed by Chloe's ABILTIES, and he has become a strong supporter of Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education programs in Pennsylvania that set the foundation for a lifetime of success.

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Mike Viola, United States, PA
5/1/2011 10:09:10 AM
Chloe is an inspiration for all of us.

Mary Lou Gartner, United States, PA
5/1/2011 2:45:18 PM
great story and great family - highly recommend them

Esther Falcetta, United States, PA
5/1/2011 2:47:07 PM
We LOVE Chloe! The Kondrich family is a shining example of what can be accomplished through intentional advocacy and education!

Mike Sullivan, New Zealand ,
5/1/2011 5:15:00 PM
The Kondrichs are an inspiration - standing up against the ultimate discrimination towards those with Down syndrome.

Donna Evans, United States, PA
5/1/2011 6:54:11 PM
This girl is going to do AMAZING things!!!

Melissa Knepper, United States, OH
5/1/2011 7:26:56 PM
Chole and her father are wonderful embassadors and advocates in the war for down syndrom support. This story is an incredible testimony to the difference that one girl can make in the world.

Sarah Holland, United States, PA
5/1/2011 7:36:45 PM
Chole and her family are wonderful and have made tremendous positive impact. I can't think of a better story to share.

Guy Caruso, Ph.D., United States, PA
5/1/2011 8:11:30 PM
I vote for this great story.

Beth DelConte, United States, PA
5/1/2011 8:21:47 PM
I wish that all parents could see the abilities of their children outshine their disabilities! Thank you Kurt and Chloe!

Shirley Keith Knox, United States, PA
5/2/2011 8:20:54 AM
Wonderful story about a wonderful little girl who is making such a difference!

carmen, United States, PA
5/2/2011 9:16:12 AM
Beautiful story, Chloe is making a difference to children all over Pennsylvania.

Gwen Steiner, United States, PA
5/2/2011 9:40:59 AM
Thank you for sharing your heart and family with all of us.

Tina Abbott, United States, PA
5/2/2011 11:51:55 AM
I think Chloe is an inspiration to all :)

Stephanie Hopping, United States, VA
5/2/2011 12:33:54 PM
I love this story! What a powerful testimony to the gifts and abilities of children with diagnosed disabilities - and it shows what a blessing these children are to the world.

Michele Cepicka, United States, PA
5/2/2011 3:19:56 PM
Best to Chloe and her entire family!

cathy rosettsky, United States, PA
5/2/2011 10:41:26 PM
This is great!

Judie Brown, United States, CA
5/3/2011 12:31:52 AM
Kurt is a blessing to all those who struggle to defend life and foster respect for the human person.

Cara Forrest, United States, PA
5/3/2011 10:20:12 AM
Kondrich family is a blessing to all of us.

Sylvester Kaunda, United States, PA
5/5/2011 2:19:24 PM
Kurt is such a very dedicated family man and passionate about what is about him. He is such a blessing.

roberto Garcia, United States, PA
5/8/2011 11:09:54 PM
This is very inspiring. Good Job Chloe!!

Steven Gauvry, United States, PA
5/9/2011 6:12:02 AM
May God's blessings be abundant in your lives...

Stephanie Schlimm, United States, PA
5/9/2011 8:12:06 AM
Chloe is the best! Please continue to support children with developmental delays and disabilities! EARLY INTERVENTION makes ALL the difference!

Carey Doyle, United States, PA
5/9/2011 8:14:16 AM
Chloe is amazing! I have this picture on my refrigerator. She may even have his job someday!

april duffy, United States, PA
5/9/2011 8:25:19 AM
way to go!

Jaclyn Lane, United States, MD
5/9/2011 8:44:18 AM
An incredible story!

Frank Miller, United States, PA
5/9/2011 8:44:50 AM
Chloe is truly a blessing to us all.

Angela Baker, United States, PA
5/9/2011 9:20:08 AM
Thank you Chloe for making a difference and being an inspiration to all of us!

sharon enfield, United States, PA
5/9/2011 9:29:27 AM
Chloe, we couldn't ask for a better ambassador for children with developmental delays and disabilities..thank you for your non stop work

Michelle & John Dodson, United States, PA
5/9/2011 9:47:14 AM
Chloe and her family have touched so many lives! They are an inspiration and blessing to all who have had the privledge to know them!

Micke Sperandio, United States, PA
5/9/2011 9:50:12 AM
Yea, Chloe, you go girl

Dawn Turner, United States, PA
5/9/2011 9:56:36 AM
My daugheter, Kaylee, is 11 and also has Down Syndrom. She amazes people with her athletic abilities. - Way to go Chloe!

Carol J Gettemy, United States, PA
5/9/2011 10:03:45 AM
The Kondrich family are such great advoctes here in PA, Not only for and with Chloe, for all children. They have a capcity for reaching out and being part of other groups and advotes. Go Chloe.

Tara Ristau, United States, PA
5/9/2011 10:09:38 AM
Good Job Chloe!!

Kathleen Conway, United States, PA
5/9/2011 10:15:50 AM
EI is truly a blessing and a major difference in the abilities of our kids compared to years prior. My eight year old is reading also and I credit the early intervention services with this great accomplishment.

Luanne Lowry, United States, PA
5/9/2011 10:36:51 AM
You are an inspiration to all Chloe! Job well done and keep up the fantastic reading!! And what a little darling you are! Grammie of Brayden in Pittsburgh who also was born with Down Syndrome.

Denise Holohan, United States, PA
5/9/2011 10:41:00 AM

Stephanie Hopping, United States, VA
5/9/2011 10:51:00 AM
Go Chloe! This is so inspiring and uplifting!

Randy Engel , United States, PA
5/9/2011 11:25:55 AM
Every child, including every child with Down syndrome, is a gift from God. But, I think with Chloe, God took a little extra time to make her a special witness to this truth. Randy Engel, International Foundation for Genetic ResearchMichael Fund.

Megan, United States, PA
5/9/2011 12:07:41 PM
Great story!

Melissa Knepper, United States, OH
5/9/2011 12:11:25 PM
I think She has made a huge impact

Bill Halle, United States, PA
5/9/2011 12:16:22 PM
Chloe continues to inspire me!

Elise Brown, United States, PA
5/9/2011 12:49:23 PM
Loved the story on Chloe! She is wonderful!!! Elise Brown

Leslie Shaw, United States, PA
5/9/2011 1:17:38 PM
She is amazing

Katie, United States, PA
5/9/2011 1:21:09 PM
Chloe is an inspiration.

Mary Burrows, United States, PA
5/9/2011 1:25:46 PM
Way to Go Chloe! Spreading the word about Acceptance and Awareness is an important mission. Keep up the good work advocating for yourself and others!

5/9/2011 1:40:03 PM
Great Job, Chloe!!

Elaine Cloonan, United States, PA
5/9/2011 2:12:23 PM
Chloe is AWESOME!

Linda Powell, United States, GA
5/9/2011 4:06:08 PM
Yeah, Chloe!!

Carey Doyle, United States, PA
5/9/2011 9:34:48 PM
Chloe is amazing! I have a similar photo of Chloe with Governor Corbett on my refrigerator. I believe she may very well occupy the Governor's office some day!

Michele McCutcheon, United States, PA
5/10/2011 8:56:04 AM
Keep up the great work

Ryan Newton, United States, PA
5/10/2011 9:49:08 AM
Chloe is an amazing and inspirational young lady. Keep up the great work!

Pam Yerger, United States, PA
5/10/2011 10:49:53 AM
Having a grandchild with disabilities, I know how much these children add to our lives. It is a joy to be around them and their optimism! Keep up the great work Chloe. You and your family are spectacular.

Sandy Malfara, United States, PA
5/10/2011 1:04:21 PM
Chloe is an exceptional child who has brought vision of how good things should be happening our children.I have her pictures in my office as she is such a joy to look at and remind me why we need to continue working for our kids. Her parents were blessed

Kallie A. Shutz, United States, PA
5/11/2011 3:03:40 PM
I met Chloe's Daddy at an Early Childhood banquet and I was so impressed with Chloe's story and how she is a symbol for all of the hard work that is done in child care centers all over Pa.!! Great job Chloe!!

Evelyn, United States, PA
5/10/2011 3:27:01 PM
Preparing the future leaders of America! Great Job Chloe, Keep moving forward.

Debbie Harne, United States, NH
5/10/2011 10:30:23 PM
Here's another vote for Chloe.

JD Borkowski, United States, TX
5/11/2011 1:38:58 AM
We are rooting for you deep in the heart of Texas Chloe!

Anne Marie Reager, United States, PA
5/12/2011 10:31:23 AM
Chloe is an amazing little girl. She has the abilty to do a lot in this world.

Tara Wilson, United States, IL
5/12/2011 12:45:58 PM
What a wonderful story! Good job Chloe!

Ali Haefke, United States, IL
5/17/2011 1:43:00 AM
Wonderful story!!! :)

Rox Weigel, United States, WI
5/17/2011 8:50:09 AM
when our children are given the opportunities they can succeed

Melissa Hartley, United States, MO
5/17/2011 8:58:42 AM
Great story!! :)

balaji kalyanaraman, United States, OH
5/17/2011 9:21:34 AM
way to go!!

A. Keener, United States, OH
5/17/2011 8:13:30 PM
Impressive! Chloe, you are going to go far in your life! Thanks for helping to make the world a better place for children with Down syndrome!

Cindy Zucco, United States, PA
5/18/2011 9:07:45 AM
Wonderful! Our kids are capable of so much.

Kristen L. Begeman, United States, PA
5/18/2011 9:42:05 AM
Kurt is doing amazing work on behalf of not only his daughter but all children with special needs. He is truly passionate about helping the children that so many people shy away from. I commend this man for everything he is doing. Keep up the good work

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