From Trauma to Triumph

From Trauma to Triumph

Marckis Mountz is the youngest of seven children, all raised by loving parents Jana and Ken. Marckis grew in his mom’s heart and not her belly. Marckis was born at 37 weeks weighing 2 pound 2 ounces and only 14 inches long. Being so small  Marckis had to overcome many...
A Message from Jim Kesting

A Message from Jim Kesting

Wonderland Camp has a sign stating, Serving Special needs since 1969. The event was hosted by the Rauba family, whose daughter Janelle (11) has CdLS. Janelle’s dad, who loves to barbecue, served hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch. Other family members, including,...
Our Story

Our Story

I was 21 weeks pregnant. “Hi, Molly. This is Dr. F. calling about your blood work.” My heart started racing. I knew the doctor wouldn’t call unless he was concerned. I ran to the bathroom of the restaurant we were in – the only place I could think to go. My...

An Open Letter to the New England Patriots

Dear Ms. Spigarolo, Mr. Kraft and the New England Patriots Team: I want to extend a sincere thank you, on behalf of all families with children with special needs, for providing access to enjoy your training camp. This year was even more important and special for our...

Hello from CdLS Germany!

TO MY AMERICAN FRIENDS: I had the pleasure of representing us at the CdLS International Conference last weekend in Europe. It was a bittersweet experience to say goodbye to our friends around the world who are part of our CdLS Family. It was thrilling to see families...