Support Team Thomas!

Goal: $1,000 | Raised: $0


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Becoming pregnant with Thomas was a big surprise to his mom and dad, but not his sister.  She will tell you that he is an answer to her prayers, and he is .  Well, his arrival two months earlier than expected was also a surprise.   He came out not needing oxygen and very alert.  Another surprise was the suspicion by the doctors of a trisomy-21 diagnosis, commonly known as Down syndrome.   The news of his diagnosis was troubling, because Thomas was doing well.  It did not help that the delivery of Thomas’ condition came with condemnation and apologies from the neonatologist.  The Down Syndrome Network Oregon (DSNO) gave his mom, Kristal, an opportunity to visit with other mothers who are walking a similar path. 

DSNO supports families through:

Smaller group gatherings that are educational as well as emotionally supportive.

Large group gatherings, like DSNO night at Oaks Park and the Buddy Walk.

Providing educational scholarships and providing monetary support to parents to attend the national DS conference. 

And, more!

Thomas is a great addition to the family. He brings so much joy and an amazing perspective on life to everyone he meets.

Steve, Kristal, Claire, and Thomas will be at the 2019 Buddy Walk. They would love to have you join them.  If you can’t come to the walk, please consider making a donation to this wonderful organization. When you sign up, DSNO will send Kristal an email confirmation and she will make a special Buddy Button for each participant. Team Thomas will be happy to send you your t-shirt(s) and buddy bag if you can’t make it.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and we hope that you will join Team Thomas this fall in our 7th Buddy Walk with DSNO.



Contributors to Team Thomas


The Castillo Family

Registrations: 4   Total Donation: $110.00

Cisco and his family are excited to walk with our friend Thomas and his Team this year!

September 5, 2019

Lori Voakes

Registrations: 2   Total Donation: $40.00

I was blessed to teach Thomas last year in first grade. I am excited that this year I am able to participate in the walk. I know Thomas, his family, and many others benefit immensely from the support they receive from the Down Syndrome Network.

September 6, 2019

Mat Hunnicutt

Registrations: 0   Total Donation: $50.00

Have a great day Mr. T!

September 6, 2019

Shayna Butler

Registrations: 0   Total Donation: $25.00

I was blessed to have Thomas as my kindergarten student! My favorite thing about Thomas is his laugh! It is contagious and I will never forget it!

September 7, 2019

Jan and Larry Baker

Registrations: 0   Total Donation: $200.00

Go Thomas!

September 7, 2019

Kate Stephens

Registrations: 0   Total Donation: $250.00

We aren’t able to make it this year, but want to show our support for this amazing family (especially Thomas)!

September 10, 2019

Steve and Kristal Watts

Registrations: 4   Total Donation: $310.00

Love you Buddy. Thanks for completing our family!

September 10, 2019

Samantha soto

Registrations: 0   Total Donation: $15.00

Go team Thomas!!!

September 11, 2019

Debora O.

Registrations: 1   Total Donation: $15.00

Thomas- thank you for inspiring me everyday!!!

September 13, 2019

Leaps & Bounds, LLC

Registrations: 0   Total Donation: $25.00

September 19, 2019

Cheriti and Chris Watts

Registrations: 2   Total Donation: $80.00

September 19, 2019