Elizabeth Manresa and her husband Teddy Eynon had to deal with heartbreak a few years ago when they lost their 3-month old daughter Mamie Grace. To honor the memory of their daughter Elizabeth and Teddy have created Mamie's Mile, which holds 2 events a year to raise money for NDSS. Last week they raised more than $3,000 with a shopping event at Bloomingdale's and have their 2nd event, an annual walk coming up on May 17th.
On that day that Mamie passed Elizabeth decided to do something for Mamie Grace that she couldn't muster the strength to do while she was alive-- honor her and celebrate her "extra chromosome". Mamie Grace, a twin, was born with a hole in her heart and with Down syndrome.
Through their tireless efforts, Teddy and Elizabeth strive to create a world in which the inital thoughts about a child born with Down syndrome are not negative ones. Said Elizabeth, "I've dedicated this charity to changing the way people think about Down syndrome."
For more information on Mamie's Mile or their story visit their website www.mamiesmile.org