The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York New York 10012
800-221-4602
info@ndss.org 

Our Amazing Ashley
Our Amazing Ashley

Since the day Ashley was born, we were told she wouldn't do much of anything. This was 21 years ago. I am so proud to say Ashley has done so much! She has graduated high school, graduated from post-secondary school, she volunteers with animals, was a cheerleader, is in the Special Olympics. The question is, what doesn't she do? To top it all off, Ashley is in love, she has been dating her love for over a year now and they are talking about getting married! He has Down syndrome too and is wonderful to her! She has been amazing since day one! And 21 years later, she is even more amazing! I couldn't be more proud to be her mom!




Vote for your favorite story! Each month, the two stories with the most votes will be featured in the NDSS E-Newsletter.*

Email:        


Your email address will be used for voter tracking only, and will not be used for future NDSS emails.
Click here to become a fan on Facebook.
Click here to follow us on Twitter.

*Votes will be reset at the end of each month.



Full Name
Email
Country
State
Comments (1,000 character limit)



Sharon Little, United States, ME
9/13/2011 9:30:24 AM
I am very proud of all that Ashley has accomplished in her 21 years. :-) I am proud to know this young lady and her awesome Mom. :-)

Rebecca Piccini, United States, CT
9/13/2011 10:08:32 AM
Good luck Ashley and Cindy! <3 and hugs to both of you, I am privileged to know you!!

Tiffany Rios, United States, NY
9/13/2011 10:22:32 AM
What a heart warming story of love, defying all odds and attaining goals that even most most dont attain in a life time. They have my vote. I wish them the best in health, love happiness and a marriage to follow. Big hugs and love to Ashley and Ben xoxox

Brooke Pettigrew, United States, TX
9132011 1:27:58 PM
Ashley's determination and love of life is inspiring!!! What a true blessing!

Fawn Craft, United States, IN
9/13/2011 1:39:29 PM
Ashley is an inspiration and her story lets you know no matter what obstacle you face there is a way to overcome.

Berneeta Allison, United States, PA
9/14/2011 10:04:38 AM
I am also so proud of all Ashley has accomplished! I am honored to be her "future mother-in-law". I couldn't have picked a better mate for my son, Benjamin. She makes him smile each and every day! Love you guys!

Jeanie Gray, United States, PA
9/14/2011 10:20:13 AM
I have met Ashley in person along with her mother and brother. I have to tell you she is a very inspiring young lady with a wonderful personality. She sets a grand example of what can be done, who you can become and how to handle what life God gives you.

Tricha Veling, United States, NJ
9/14/2011 2:35:14 PM
Keep reaching for the stars, Ashley!

Annie Beaulac Dalmas, Canada,
9/14/2011 11:17:19 PM
Ashley is a phenomenal young lady who deserves the best and more !! GOO ASHLEY !!

Jenny Klein, United States, TN
9/14/2011 11:17:19 PM
Love Ashley and her Mom Cindy very much! xoxo

Melissa McDermott, United States, PA
9/16/2011 12:42:49 PM
Ashley is an inspiration!!!!

Connie Kunard, United States, PA
9/16/2011 2:35:28 PM
To have so much love for their child,when there are so many parents out there that don't care what their children are doing.Love the story.

Lori Stankovic, United States, PA
9/20/2011 4:41:23 PM
An amazing family!

Michelle Coluccio, United States, PA
9182011 3:43:48 PM
Ashley is amazing.....I feel blessed having her in my life.

Helen Cockayne, United Kingdom,
9/18/2011 4:10:24 PM
Love you guys ! Cindy as a Mom and friend you are a true inspiration.Ashley is a credit to you and it is a pleasure to watch her grow up into a fantastic young woman right before our very eyes.Your love for her oozes from her every pore.

Amanda E Cleath, United States, PA
9/18/2011 4:44:58 PM
Amazing Ashley!!! <3

Angie Harvey, United States, TX
9/18/2011 4:51:20 PM
Ashley has the most wonderful mom and I am so lucky to call them both my friend. I'm not sure who inspires who. The mom or the daughter, but they are both amazing people. The world is a better place having the two of them in it.

Bredna Chambers, United States, NJ
9/20/2011 1:45:03 PM
Ashley is a true inspiration to everyone.

Leslie Shelton, United States, WY
9/20/2011 1:45:39 PM
Way to go Ashley! You are one amazing young lady and a beautiful writer!!!! You have my vote!

Dwayne L. Allen, United States, PA
9/23/2011 10:59:11 AM
We love you Ashley!

Autumn Berte, United States, CA
9/28/2011 6:01:48 PM
A wonderful deserving young lady

Audrey Denehy, United States, CA
10/2/2011 2:28:01 AM
What a deserving young lady! Ashley has the most infectious smile I have ever seen. We are all very lucky to have Cindy and Ashley in our lives. Cindy, you must be just so proud of her, that comes from her mom and the wonderful up-bringing by you and your

Lynda Sabo, United States, PA
10/2/2011 4:51:05 PM
Ashley, can't wait to meet you. I know your boyfriend, Ben, and you must be just as awesome as he is !!!! You both rock....

Amanda Cleath, United States, PA
10/12/2011 12:23:27 AM
yay ashley!!!!

Monica Walls, United States, OH
10/13/2011 10:09:55 AM
My vote is for Ashley!

Brooke Freeman Pettigrew, United States, NY
10/14/2011 1:14:07 AM
ashley is an amazing young lady, who comes from an amazing family!!

Jenny Morey, United Kingdom, NY
10/18/2011 1:11:37 PM
My vote for Ashley!!

Sheila Ryan, United Kingdom,
10/18/2011 1:53:58 PM
Wonderful story by a wonderful Mom!!

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • My Great Story