Saturday, September 18, 2010

Someone to Know: Karen Gaffney

My friend Dena (hey Dena, get a blog so I can link to you! you have cool stuff to say!) told me about this young woman, Karen Gaffney, who swam across Lake Champlain today (between VT and NY), 8.6 miles in 60 degree water. She has Down's Syndrome, which makes such an accomplishment even more remarkable. Given that over 90% of babies who have Down's Syndrome are aborted, it's wonderful to see someone like Karen raising awareness of how much people who have that condition can accomplish - and how much they can add to the lives of the people around them.

Go Karen!

3 comments:

heresthediehl said...

what a great story! my niece was born with down's syndrome in january, so i love to read cool stuff like this even more than i used to! :)

Tari said...

Isn't is awesome?! A friend of mine has done that swim before and he said it was a killer - she is quite a woman!

TherExtras said...

I passed this site onto a Mom who has a teen w/ Ds. Thanks! Barbara