Buddy Page Contest!
Be a MVP, Most Valuable Person, and help raise money for DSNO. All MVP’s will receive Buddy Walk medals to wear at the Buddy Walk!
Buddy Team fundraising prizes
- Buddy Team with $100 or more in donations ~ One MVP Medal for their Buddy
- Buddy Team with $500 ore more in donations ~ 5 MVP Medals for their Buddy & Family
- Buddy Team with $1,000 or more in donations ~ 10 MVP Medals for their Buddy, Family & Friends
- Buddy Team with $2,000 or more in donations ~ 20 MVP Medals for their Buddy, Family & Friends
- The Grand Prize Winner ~ Buddy Team with the most donations will receive a weekend at the Great Wolf Lodge.
So what are you waiting for? Create a Buddy Team today!
Just call me Hannah! I am 18 years old and am a Senior at LO High School. I am excited to sing in Choir and be on the High School swim team this year. My favorite things to do are going to the dances, going out to eat, and having fun with my friends. Join me in the Buddy Walk on Sunday, September 25, 2016 it will be a great time with friends and family!
Our family moved to Oregon in December 2015 and were quickly embraced by the amazing Down Syndrome Network of Oregon (DSNO) community! The supports, resources, and friendships have been truly remarkable and so much fun! Hannah h
To learn more visit Hannah’s Heroes's Buddy PageSupport Hannah’s Heroes
DSNO is a great way to meet other families. We have enjoyed several social and educational activities over the past five years. Rita has been doing great and is fully included in her Kindergarten class. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Buddy Walk.
To learn more visit Rita’s Ramblers's Buddy PageSupport Rita’s Ramblers
Kennedy...What an incredible gift we have been given. Kennedy has grown so much in the past year it has been quite the whirlwind to say the least! She enjoys pulling all her books off the shelf each morning before insisting we read them to her. This has led us to many trips to the library where she participates in sing-a-longs with her friends. A few other favorite past times for our sweet girl are chasing down her cat and dog siblings, playing in the dirt with an occasional tasting, doing "laundry", having dance parties with mom and dad, nursery rhymes, giving lots of kisses (even to stran
To learn more visit Kennedy’s Krew's Buddy PageSupport Kennedy’s Krew
Hello! We are excited for the buddy walk. It will be our first one! Surrounded by friends and family. And hoping to meet a lot of new friends too.
Miles is about to turn one. And what an amazing year it has been! He is such an amazing blessing! Since the moment Miles came into our lives he has made it so much better. His smile lights up any room, it is absolutely contagious.
To learn more visit Miles for Miles's Buddy PageSupport Miles for Miles
We're so excited for our first buddy walk!
Jackson has blessed our lives in more ways than We could even imagine. Since the moment he was born he just lights up a room every time we walk into it!
This will be our first buddy walk and we're excited to have our family and friends along with us. We're also excited to meet new families in our community!
To learn more visit Jack’s Crusaders's Buddy PageSupport Jack’s Crusaders
Joel turned 2 at the end of April. He is known as the happiest most content kid in our church's nursery and his Sunday school class. Joel is making great strides in developing. Recently he has started to stand on his own and take steps. He is slowly but surely building his vocabulary with words and signs. His favorite most clear word is his brother's name, Noah. He loves trying to feed himself using utensils during meal and snack times. Wrestling with his brother, looking through books, being towed in the bicycle trailer on family bike rides, and playing with all of his electronic noise toy
To learn more visit Jaunt for Joel's Buddy PageSupport Jaunt for Joel
Kendall has grown so much since last year and loves being on the move with her forever smile!!
Please join Team Kendall for our 4th Buddy walk! It's always a fun day to celebrate and support a great cause. All the money raised goes to the Down Syndrome Network of Oregon. Kendall would love to see all her friends there!!
To learn more visit Team Kendall's Buddy PageSupport Team Kendall
Our son Eli Kerr just turned 19!
Ten years ago we could just never imagine the man he has turned out to be. No one could have told us that the day would come when he would be so independent, so calm, and so joyful. He brings the excitement into the room no matter where he is.
All of Eli’s accomplishments, including ushering at our church, acting in his high school plays, participating in high school sports, and mostly just being Eli, have been a slow and steady community effort of friends, family, teachers, doctors and therapists.
The programs that DSNO provides - o
To learn more visit Team Eli!'s Buddy PageSupport Team Eli!
Willie is an eighth grader at Lake Oswego Junior High. Our friends and family jokingly call him the Town Mayor, the Welcome Wagon, or the Town Crier as he seems to know most people in our community as well as what's going on! This guy doesn't miss a beat! Happiness and a zest for life is Willie's #1 attribute. You provide him any reason to give someone encouragement or cheer them on; he'll do just that; bigger, larger and louder than anyone else! Willie is everyone's biggest fan. In return, his family and friends are Willie's biggest fans. Once you met him, you'll understand why
To learn more visit Team Willie!'s Buddy PageSupport Team Willie!
Mila was born August 1st 2016 with a heart defect and down syndrome. I never expected my daughter to be so full of life. She has gone through more than any adult has in a lifetime. Her strength and spunkiness has filled my life and everyone around her with so much joy. When she smiles her whole face lights up and you can't help but laugh with her. She has proved to everyone who had the misconception of what Down syndrome really is. She is capable of many things and overcome many obstacles. And she has so much more to prove!
To learn more visit Marching for Mila's Buddy PageSupport Marching for Mila
Emma Rose is the hug queen and is senior at WLHS. She loves all her activities at school, and in her life, loves sports, playing the piano, going to dances, hanging out with her friends and family. Please support Emma Rose and her team and the marvelous Buddy Walk!!!!! Go Emma!!!!!!!
To learn more visit Team Emma Rose's Buddy PageSupport Team Emma Rose
Our little Aidyn was diagnosed with Down Syndrome very early in pregnancy, and we found tremendous support from our new friends in the DSNO community. Born 10 weeks premature and undergoing surgery at only 5 days old, Aidyn is now a very strong, healthy baby boy. We have since began advocating for children with Down Syndrome, speaking with doctors, genetics counselors, and NICU providers regarding testing, the delivery of results, and providing more meaningful resources for parents like us. DSNO is an organization that has assisted us in finding support, community, and financial resource
To learn more visit Aidyn’s Advocates's Buddy PageSupport Aidyn’s Advocates
Emma and her family are ready for our 4th Buddy Walk! This day is fun for all ages and a perfect way to celebrate having an extra chromosome!
All of the money raised goes to Down Syndrome Network Oregon which supports individuals with Down Syndrome, and their families in a multitude of ways.
We hope to see you there.
To learn more visit Team Emma's Buddy PageSupport Team Emma
We would love for you to join us for our 4th Buddy Walk! Harrison is 11 years old and has a heart full of love and life and enjoys anyone who will talk with him! He touches everyone’s heart that he comes in contact with. DSNO is a cross disability group. Many have Downs but there are a variety of developmental disabilities within this group. DSNO has been there for us in so many ways. They lend support for resource and have been there to support us emotionally and financially by the activities that we participate in, such as: Parent Dinners, Mom’s Night Out, Christmas Caroling to Retir
To learn more visit Team Harrison Halstead's Buddy PageSupport Team Harrison Halstead
Please support my team in the 2016 Lake Oswego Buddy Walk! We would love to have you join us or if you are unable to attend, please make a donation to help the Chapter support family's experiencing Down syndrome. It will be loads of fun. See you there!
To learn more visit Trey’s N’Tourage's Buddy PageSupport Trey’s N’Tourage
Our Journey began when we were asked to take a newborn with Down Syndrome in August of 2016. It was the BEST YES we ever spoke! We love and adore this boy and want the world for him and other's like him. We hope to support ALL Down Syndrome resources and are working to bring a GiGi's Playhouse to the Portland area. What a better way to make connections and support others in our community than BUDDY WALK! We are honored to take part in our FIRST Buddy Walk, for Nolan and for all the Down Syndrome community!!
To learn more visit GiGi’s Play House Start Up TEAM's Buddy PageSupport GiGi’s Play House Start Up TEAM
Our daughter Suzanne is a 12 year old with an extra chromosome and a zest for life, just like her BFF Corinn. Suzanne and Corinn share a love for cheerleading. When Suzanne was younger, we felt lost. One day, we found the Down Syndrome Network Oregon and it truly changed our life. We are supporting the Buddy Walk so that the DSNO can continue its mission to help individuals and families like ours. On September 25th, we will be walking in Lake Oswego. Won't you please help us help DSNO? Everything helps!
To learn more visit The Suzanna Bees's Buddy PageSupport The Suzanna Bees
To my dear friends and family:
You all have done so much to help me reach my life goals, including my Tae Kwon Do Black belt. Thank you for all the support you have given me in the past. Please continue to pray for me and support me as I begin my Senior year at Lake Oswego High School.
I hope to see you at this years Buddy Walk.
To learn more visit Big Team Megan's Buddy PageSupport Big Team Megan
Our son Andrew has plowed into our hearts and souls like a diesel truck. Since the day he was born, our family has been anxious and excited to travel life's journey with him. We are blessed to be a part of Down Syndrome Network Oregon and love the strong ties that bring us all together.
This is our first Buddy Walk and we embrace this opportunity to support our community and contribute to a good cause. We want to thank everyone who has reached out to support us and our efforts to support these networks that aid other children and their families.
To learn more visit Team Diesel's Buddy PageSupport Team Diesel
Tyler is 11 years old and this will be our 9th buddy walk! Team Tyler continues to grow each year with amazing friends and family. Tyler has been such a blessing to our lives. He has such a positive outlook on everything and has taught us so much!
We hope you will join Team Tyler. If you have never met Tyler he will be the one dancing in front of the stage! He would love for you to come dance with him :)
To learn more visit Team Tyler John's Buddy PageSupport Team Tyler John
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT DSNO AND TEAM BOOGIE DOWN FOR THIS YEARS BUDDY WALK ON SEPTEMBER 25, BY MAKING A CONTRIBUTION TO OUR TEAM OR SIGNING UP TO JOIN US FOR THE WALK. BROOKLYN IS A SPUNKY FASHIONISTA WHO LOVES TO SHINE AND SHOW THE WORLD THAT DOWN SYNDROME IS NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF. SHE IS A "RUNNER" BUT KEEPS HER PARENTS ON THEIR TOES AND CONTINUES TO SHOW US THAT SHE IS AMAZING IN EVERY WAY. SHE WILL BE 4 ON THE 28TH OF SEPTEMBER - JUST A FEW DAYS AFTER THE BUDDY WALK - IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO HER PARTY WE CAN DO A LITTLE CELEBRATION AT THE BUDDY WALK. WE LOVE AND THANK YOU ALL FOR SHARIN
To learn more visit Team Boogie Down's Buddy PageSupport Team Boogie Down
George and his family moved from suburban Philadelphia in late August 2015. The first community event we took part in was the Down Syndrome Network Oregon Buddy Walk and had a blast! George has greatly benefited from the many opportunities in Lake Oswego, many made possible by the DSNO Buddy Walk including Challenger Football, Capernaem, The Annual Prom, Dinners Out, Soccer and Hip Hop Camp and so many activites at LO High School including Band, Cross Country, Swimming and Track.
George has made a fantastic transition and made many new friends thanks to the great help of so many
To learn more visit George Wadell's Buddy PageSupport George Wadell
Calling all Paisley's Peeps!! Please join us for our 2nd Buddy Walk!
During the Buddy Walk we will take a nice stroll around the Lake Oswego Lake to celebrate all those rockin' their extra chromosome, as our little Miss does. We know so many people love Miss Paisley Jane and can't wait to see all she does in her life (proving all the stereotypes wrong). You can help by joining us in our walk as all funds raised with go to Down Syndrome Network of Oregon.
Can't join, but want to help? You can complete the virtual walk and/or complete a donation to DSNO.
To learn more visit Paisley’s Peeps's Buddy PageSupport Paisley’s Peeps
Our family enjoys doing the Buddy Walk every year. When Anna was born we did not know that she had Down Syndrome till after birth. Paula came to the hospital to talk with us and brought us a Hope basket. Receiving the basket was a blessing to our family as we didn't know much about Down Syndrome. Anna is a blessing from the Lord and knows how to reach and touch peoples hearts. If someone is having a bad day, Anna knows how to get that person to smile and to bring joy to them. Anna is growing up and will be in 3rd grade this school year. Anna has grown in many ways and has made huge strides
To learn more visit Team Anna Perry's Buddy PageSupport Team Anna Perry
I cannot believe it has been almost a year since the last Buddy Walk. Nicole has grown up so much since then. She/We survived her year as a 3rd grade at once again a new new school! She loves school, even now during the summer she asks "school today?"
Again her favorite part of the whole school year was riding the “School Bus” every day. She learned so much.
She is attending the YMCA’s Summer Camp again and having a great time and loving the field trips, especially to the Rainbow Trout Farm and Enchanted Forest!
She continues doing her weekly gymnastics, horse
To learn more visit Team Nicole Williams's Buddy PageSupport Team Nicole Williams
Claire is now 7 years old and is our youngest blessing of 9 children. She certainly gets a lot of love and attention and gives it back 200%. Please party with us on Sunday, Sept 24th at the 2017 Buddy Walk! We will be celebrating the value of people who are diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Every child is a blessing to this world and a reflection of God's beauty. Come celebrate life with us!
If you are unable to join us, please try to make a contribution to Team Claire's Crusaders. Any amount is truly appreciated. We hope to see you soon!
To learn more visit Claire’s Crusaders's Buddy PageSupport Claire’s Crusaders
Nishanth is an 8th grader who loves hanging out with his friends, teasing & playing with his little sister, making videos of his movie/toy collections, swimming/hiking/reading and gymnastics. He brought so many great families into our lives. Thanks to DSNO families and our family and friends for making it a wonderful world for us!
To learn more visit Beaverton Buddies's Buddy PageSupport Beaverton Buddies
Meet Asher, to know Asher is to love him. Asher is the youngest of nine and very much loved. Everything that has been put in his path he straps on his armor of faith and gets to conquering, no matter what it is he's up for the battle with God,family and friends by his side. He is the most amazing loving little man ever. When I first found out I was having a son with down syndrome I didn't Know if I could be the mom that he needed, I know now that God hand-picked him for me and our family, we needed him!!!!!! He has change the whole dynamic of our family. He showed us love, loyalty, com
To learn more visit Team Asher's Buddy PageSupport Team Asher
If you know Ben then you know a boy filled with energy, love, and the desire to be your friend. He has inspired us, challenged us, and taught us so much about the importance of life and that every life should be valued. He's our ice breaker in a room of strangers, and our reality check when life gets tough.
You bring smiles to our lives, Ben. We are excited for your friends and family to honor you at the Buddy Walk this year.
WE LOVE YOU BEN!!!
To learn more visit Team Ben!!'s Buddy PageSupport Team Ben!!
Team Thomas is really excited for this year's DSNO (Down Syndrome Network of Oregon) Buddy Walk and hope for more growth in our team. The walk helps to bring awareness to the amazing parts of our journey and raise funds for events that help families with children and young adults with Down Syndrome/Trisomy-21. The funds raised by this event help support DSNO's efforts in making connections between families to encourage our children and young adults to thrive through social and educational opportunities. When Thomas was born, the DSNO quickly reached out to us with resources, encouragement a
To learn more visit Team Thomas's Buddy PageSupport Team Thomas
Emma Claire and her family recently moved to Portland all the way from Mississippi! Miss EC loves to sing and dance, and her favorite movie (presently) is Moana.
Emma Claire is always ready to greet you with her dazzling smile and give you a warm handshake!
We are excited to participate in our 1st DSNO Buddy Walk this year!
To learn more visit Team Emma Claire's Buddy PageSupport Team Emma Claire
Chip loves attending all events put on by the down syndrome network of Oregon . Oaks Park, caroling , polar express party , soccer camp, Zumba camp fitness class and talent show. As parents we very much appreciate the love and support that we get from community with other parents that we have met through this group. We have attended behavior therapy , marriage mentoring , speech therapy classes along with numerous friendships that have been created through this organization.
To learn more visit Chip Zeman's Buddy PageSupport Chip Zeman
Please join us for one of our favorite days of the year- we will laugh, dance, play games, enjoy a short walk, and be surrounded by some of the most beautiful angels around. Dixon reminds us daily of what true beauty looks like- the simple, non judgemental, doesn't' matter your job, how you dress, or what car you drive kind of love. His heart is pure and he loves with every ounce of it. Please join us on this special day as we celebrate him.
To learn more visit Go Dixon!'s Buddy PageSupport Go Dixon!
Hello Family & Friends!
Thanks for visiting our team page. We would love for you to join us at the Buddy Walk on September 24th. If you are unable to make it, please consider joining The Drew Cru with a donation to help us meet our $2,500 goal.
Thank your for you support of DSNO, a wonderful organization that helps our family and others like us!
Cory, Tiffany, Drew and Isaac
To learn more visit The Drew Cru's Buddy PageSupport The Drew Cru