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Chloe meets Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers and goes onto the floor of the House
Chloe rides the Congressional Subway with Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers
Chloe rides the Congressional Subway with Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers
Chloe meets Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers and goes onto the floor of the House

On Monday, August 1, 2011 Chloe Kondrich went to the U.S. Capitol and met with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers who is the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus. It was an extremely busy and historical day at the Capitol, and Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers spent over 1 hour with Chloe and our family. Chloe signed and presented "Cathy" with a copy of the book "Making a Case for Life" which Chloe is featured on and in, and she also gave the Congresswoman a copy of "Facing Life Head On - Going to Bat for Down Syndrome" the national TV episode Chloe starred in. Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers then took Chloe onto the floor of the US House of Representatives and let many members of Congress see the abilities and beauty of a child with Down syndrome. The day was truly magical as we watched from the House gallery, and we are all very fortunate and blessed to have Congresswoman McMorris Rodger's leadership and voice in Washington DC.

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Fiona Patrick, United States, PA
9/26/2011 4:26:55 PM
What a precious and inspiring child Chloe is, not only a blessing to her family and friends but those who will come behind her. Keep paving the way!

Mary Lyter, United States, PA
9/23/2011 8:21:14 AM
Chloe is a fantastic example of how children with special abilities can succeed when given the opportunity!!!! Everyone has the responsibility to advocate for these precious children.

Guy Caruso, Ph.D., United States, PA
9/26/2011 2:46:18 PM
Go Chloe!!!

Sue Schreck, United States, PA
9/25/2011 5:08:36 PM
I have been Chloe's manager on the Miracle League team of the Angels for the past three seasons and I am amazed at her continued growth. She is an ambassador on and off the field. Chloe is a wonderful little girl and has been an inspiration to me.

Vicky Armstrong, United States, PA
9/25/2011 3:55:09 PM
Chloe is an incredible blessing to ALL OF US. Let her example remind us that 90% of babies with down syndrome are aborted. Pray for life!

Beth DelConte, United States, PA
9/23/2011 10:34:59 AM
If all children could utilize there gifts to the extent that Chloe has, what a wonderful world this would be!

lori neely, United States, PA
9/22/2011 6:25:09 PM
kurt & chloe are an amazing team

Marti Higgins, United States, PA
9/22/2011 5:29:35 PM
Chloe is a fantastic ambassador for all people with challenges - Go Chloe!

Kathryn Amaker, United States, PA
9/22/2011 3:40:00 PM
Chloe is a glowing example of what a child can accomplish given the right tools and guidance . Chloe is a superstar!

Yvonne Atkinson, United States, PA
9/22/2011 3:33:22 PM
Chloe you are a "Shining Star" I'm looking forward to meeting you one of these days.

Gary Dennis, New Zealand ,
9/22/2011 2:57:01 PM
Greetings from the Land of the Long White Cloud "GO" Chloe! Its about time someone with real heart got into politics!! Dr Gary Dennis NEW ZEALAND

Joann Migyanka, United States, PA
9/22/2011 2:44:07 PM
Chloe is an amazing little girl who exemplifies the endless possibilities.

Linda, United States, PA
9/22/2011 2:10:14 PM

Lisa Hickman, United States, PA
9/22/2011 2:03:38 PM
Voting for Chloe

Lou Anne Soto, United States, PA
9/22/2011 1:51:44 PM

Jenn Golling, United States, PA
9/22/2011 1:48:05 PM
Keep up the great work Chloe!

Jocelyn Debick, United States, PA
9/22/2011 1:41:31 PM
Thank you Chloe for educating so many grownups in your travels.

Antoine Cain, United States, PA
9/17/2011 3:42:26 PM
Great story and heart warming

Mary Yoho, United States, PA
9/22/2011 1:36:22 PM
Chloe and her father are such an inspiration to me and a great example of what we can do for kids in early intervention!

AMY, United States, PA
9/22/2011 1:35:09 PM

Helen Kaminski, United States, PA
9/22/2011 1:25:38 PM
God bless you and your family Chloe!!!

Carolyn Porter, United States, PA
9/22/2011 1:20:21 PM
WONDERFUL STORY TO HEAR............................

Patti Wirick, United States, PA
9/22/2011 1:18:57 PM
Thanks so much for sharing Chloe's story and for all you do for all children!

Keith Kondrich, United States, PA
9/22/2011 1:07:06 PM
Chloe for President in 2012!!!!!!!!!!

Patty Kinter, United States, PA
9/22/2011 1:05:01 PM
Good Luck Chloe!!

Elisabeth Gottus, United States, PA
9/22/2011 1:00:56 PM
Chloe, thank you for sharing your story. Congratulations to all of you

Julie Hudak, United States, PA
9/22/2011 12:44:38 PM
Chloe is making her mark! Thanks Chloe!

Shirley Keith Knox, United States, PA
9/22/2011 12:41:11 PM
Great Story

Melissa Packard, United States, PA
9/22/2011 12:39:19 PM
Wait to go Chloe! :)

John Bricker, United States, PA
9/22/2011 12:38:23 PM
I've heard a lot about you from Ashley. Way to go!

Ashley Bricker, United States, PA
9/22/2011 12:33:08 PM
Good luck Chloe and family!! :)

Anne Shubak, United States, PA
9/22/2011 12:21:55 PM
Way to go, Chloe!

Kristy Stefero, United States, PA
9/22/2011 12:20:10 PM
What a great story!

Ken Stevwing, United States, PA
9/22/2011 9:41:05 AM
Good Luck Chloe!

Elaine Carcaise, United States, PA
9/15/2011 1:14:04 PM
Congrats Chloe!

Tony Piontek, United States, LA
9/14/2011 7:37:04 PM
WOW! What an inspiring article about you and Mrs. Cathy Rogers . There's a lot hope, courage and joy you have to change people in their life when you walked to meet Mrs.Cathy. Your willingness is a BIG SIGN OF HOPE THAT EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE

Helen kondrich, United States, PA
9/14/2011 4:28:56 PM
What a wonderful little girl. We love you, Chloe.

Mary Lou Gartner, United States, PA
9/14/2011 3:02:56 PM
Very pleased to know Chloe and her wonderful parents.

Judie Brown, United States, CA
9/14/2011 2:19:39 PM
Chloe and her wonderful father, Kurt inspire people nationwide as they make the case for respecting human dignity because it is a gift, not a problem. God bless them.

HELEN, United States, PA
9/14/2011 1:32:50 PM
Chloe Kondrich is the face of every precious child of God whose value in some eyes is lowered because they are \"not like everyone else.\" Our lesson is that Chloe and children like her are our best example of \"Let the little children come to me for of s

Jessica Boswell, United States, PA
9/11/2011 4:58:26 PM
Chloe is such a beautiful girl who is clearly an inspiration to many! Thank you for sharing your story.

Lori L. Breen, JD, Ed. Cert., United States, PA
9/10/2011 8:27:45 PM
SUCH a wonderful story!!!! Amazing and inspiring. Thank you for sharing it.

Paula Purnell, United States, PA
9/10/2011 7:16:50 AM
Awareness is the first step to understanding - thank you for all of your hard work!

chris doilosa, United States, PA
9/9/2011 11:48:14 AM
chloe you are an angel of god. great story keep up the great work

meggan mccann, United States, PA
9/9/2011 10:18:08 AM
this is very moving and am looking forward to checking out the books mentioned!

Scott Schubert, United States, PA
9/9/2011 10:10:56 AM
You have my vote!!!

Staci Kenney, United States, PA
9/9/2011 8:52:08 AM
Great Story!

Danielle Paschke, United States, PA
9/9/2011 8:37:58 AM
Love always have my vote!

Dana Adams, United States, PA
9/8/2011 10:51:26 PM
You have my vote!

Susan Hutcheson, United States, PA
9/8/2011 9:08:45 PM
What a beautiful smile Cloe has. She is an ambassador for children with special needs.

Karen Gavazzi, United States, PA
9/8/2011 8:56:31 PM
Great story. Best of luck to Chloe.

Beth Fairchild, United States, PA
9/8/2011 1:55:05 PM
Chloe is paving the way!

Becky Werner, United States, PA
9/8/2011 1:36:11 PM
Chloe is an inspiration to us all.

Colleen Maycock, United States, PA
9/8/2011 10:56:27 AM
Great story!

Susan Moorehead, United States, PA
9/8/2011 12:25:41 PM
Chloe is an inspiring young lady.

Colleen Maycock, United States, PA
9/8/2011 10:56:27 AM
Great story!

Keri Muir, United States, PA
9/8/2011 10:48:05 AM
Thank God for Chloe and her wonderful family! She is an inspiration for everyone!

Kim Pace, United States, PA
9/8/2011 10:07:28 AM
This is awesome!!

John R. Valley, United States, PA
9/8/2011 10:06:04 AM
Big hopes, big smiles, big hearts.

Pamela Woods, United States, PA
9/8/2011 9:39:28 AM
Thank you for featuring these wonderful stories about extrordinary children, who I feel are truly BLESSED!!! They see things for what they are, not the way that we see the world.

Steven A. Gauvry, United States, PA
9/8/2011 9:39:14 AM

Darrel Parker, United States, PA
9/8/2011 8:58:56 AM
Great story.

Ronald M. Sheba, United States, PA
9/8/2011 8:55:24 AM
Chole and her family go the distance to make a difference.

Lance Queer, United States, PA
9/8/2011 8:37:57 AM
let out your light, let it out more share the soul

Mary Lou Gartner, United States, PA
9/8/2011 8:35:27 AM
This is a great family that truly love their children. Chloe is a very special girl greatly loved and appreciated by many. God has blessed this wonderful family.

Michele Hecker, United States, PA
9/8/2011 7:33:39 AM
What an inspirational story! Thanks Kurt and Chloe for sharing your story with us all.

Katie Rogers, United States, PA
9/8/2011 7:06:02 AM
Great story Kurt and Chloe!

Roxane Romanick, United States, PA
9/8/2011 6:46:25 AM
Voting for Chloe!

Gayle Mayes, United States, PA
9/8/2011 5:58:19 AM
What an inspiration!

Lorene Dennis, New Zealand ,
9/8/2011 4:14:06 AM
Inspirational story.

Daniela Clapp, United States, AZ
9/8/2011 1:22:54 AM
What an inspiring story. Congratualtions on all the progress and THANK YOU CHLOE and KURT for advocating for us sooooooooo much!!! Love you both!!! GO CHLOE!!!!!!!!!!!

Christine Grgurich, United States, PA
9/8/2011 12:40:51 AM
Our children are beautiful and intelligent! It is so good to know that people like Chloe, Kurt, and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers are representing our children, their needs, and their abilities. Thank you so much for your work and time!

Bill Halle, United States, PA
9/8/2011 12:08:16 AM
Chloe is an inspiration!

Sheila Cannon, United States, PA
9/7/2011 10:36:19 PM
thank you to the Kondrich family for reminding our lawmakers that people with Down syndrome have great accomplishments.

9/7/2011 10:33:29 PM
Strange as it seems, there are people who have never met person with Down syndrome. They have no idea of the beauty, love, creativity, humor, intelligence and innocence of children like Chloe.

Nicholas Salemi, United States, PA
9/7/2011 10:33:07 PM
Kurt is totally dedicated to the cause. God Bless him.

Cathy Lugaila, United States, PA
9/7/2011 10:17:30 PM
Great Story!

Melissa Kerner, United States, PA
9/7/2011 10:11:25 PM
A truly inspiring story and an adorable little girl!

9/7/2011 9:48:53 PM
Loved it!!

Kathy Schreckengost, United States, PA
9/7/2011 9:13:51 PM
Thanks Chloe for being such a wonderful representative!

Lori Neely, United States, PA
9/7/2011 8:49:06 PM
Thanks Kurt and Chloe for all you do for us!

Phillip Plotts, United States, PA
9/7/2011 8:05:26 PM
Another wonderful way to express the kindness of our children

Mark Purcell, United States, PA
9/7/2011 6:39:52 PM
I have met Chloe, what an angel!!!

Mary Anne Hackett, United States, IL
9/7/2011 6:34:21 PM
Thanks to Mr. Kondrich for keeping the cause of Down's Syndrome before the public.

Patti Rice, United States, OR
9/7/2011 6:30:17 PM
Chloe is such an inspiration..reading about her life makes me so excited about what the future holds for my daughter Lily!

Diane L. Soucy, United States, PA
9/7/2011 6:15:30 PM
Mr. Kondrich and Chloe continue to inspire me and so many others to keep fighting for Early Childhood Education!

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