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Jamie Lynn - Our Inspiration
Jamie riding
Jamie riding
Jamie Lynn - Our Inspiration

I was 40 when I learned I was pregnant. My husband and I were finally going to be a family! We learned during the pregnancy that our baby was a very special baby, one with Down syndrome. Terminating the baby was never an option, this child has a purpose! From the early research about children with Down syndrome, to the massive support of our family and friends, we knew we were blessed with a gift. After her birth, we were amazed by how many people would stop us and comment on what a beautiful child she was. Total strangers would literally stop us to take a look at her. As she grew and developed her personality, she just blossomed! She has such an amazing amount of pure love. Somehow she knows when people just need a hug, or a hand to hold. She is genuine with her emotions. Her smile is contagious, and her eyes light up the room! Because of Jamie Lynn, I have changed careers. I gave up the corporate environment. I now work with children and adults with all types of special needs and have opened a therapeutic riding center. Working with these children and adults as well as their families has shown me what is truly important in life. Jamie has taught me to play more and work less'. Eight years have passed and words alone cannot express the joy she has given us. She is our bright, energetic, loveable comedian!

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Carolyn Thomas, United States, AZ
8/27/2011 10:33:58 AM
You go my little "chicken Fried"!!!!! Love you so very much Love, Carolyn, Todd and Emma Grace

Judy Petrone, United States, PA
8/27/2011 11:14:31 AM
Go Jamie Lynn!!

Kathy Dunsey, United States, PA
8/27/2011 11:15:23 AM
You are both helping to change peoples lives for the better.

Jamie H. Schroder, United States, PA
8/27/2011 12:58:31 PM
Definitely Jamie Lynn!

Michael Sedor, United States, PA
8/27/2011 3:01:22 PM
May God reward you for your service.

Tina Warnock, United States, WV
8/27/2011 3:41:24 PM
Jamie Lynn truly is a wonderful, special child!!!

Karen Gavazzi, United States, PA
8/27/2011 7:32:34 PM
What a wonderful story!! Jamie Lynn and her mother are lucky to have each other. This family is truly blessed.

Lou Ann Kinol, United States, PA
8/28/2011 8:01:45 AM
Jamie is such a delightful young lady. What a joy to be around. Thanks for the smiles!

diane page, United States, PA
8/28/2011 12:01:36 PM
You go girl!

Tom Laboon, United States, FL
8/28/2011 3:49:46 PM
Jamie is my niece and a very special one at that. She loves to visit us in Florida and is a joy to be around. I love playing with her, teasing her and playing tricks on her. She love the tricks the best and knows me primarily as "The Trickster"!

Kerith Roche, United States, PA
8/29/2011 6:32:05 AM
Anne, Thank you for sharing Jamie Lynn\'s story. My husband is from Bethel and we currently live in Eighty Four. I would love to know where your riding center is! Our daughter Alexi is only 5 weeks old, but it never hurts to start looking ahead!

Kholler, United States, AZ
8/29/2011 12:50:45 PM
You go girl!!!

Melody Littlefield, United States, PA
912011 9:03:37 PM
We are proud to live in Bethel Park with a family as special as this one! :)

Loretta Hurley, United States, PA
9/1/2011 10:22:24 PM
Great story! Where is your riding center?? We live in Regent Square and my 11 year old daughter who also has DS would LOVE to ride!!

Elaine Carcaise, United States, PA
9/1/2011 11:35:56 PM
My Daughter is now 7 (tomorrow) and I feel the same way as you! I live only a few miles away in Beaver County and your story is so similar to mine it is uncanny! Our girls are a blessing not only to us but to everyone they meet.

Margaret Jennings, United States, PA
9/2/2011 4:06:08 PM
Such a moving story. I have known Jamie for about six months and love to spend time with her. Special is not a big enough word to describe her wit, charm, vivacity, and love-giving personality. And she is smart as a whip.

Anne Davis, United States, PA
9/15/2011 3:39:10 PM
The riding center is Horse 'N Soul located in Washington, PA. Visit, click on Therapeutic Riding for my contact info.

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