Our sweet girl Denise was born in 1974 when not much was known about CdLS. Thank goodness for the formation of the CdLS Foundation which became a great source of information and support for families. She lived her entire 47 years with her parents and taught us much patience and perseverance. Although non-verbal Denise always made her wants known by leading us to what she wanted. She loved bright moving objects, her special swing, riding horses, and going for rides in our side-by-side. Denise touched the hearts of all who knew her and influenced some of her peer tutors to become teachers in the special education field. We miss her dearly but know our lives are better for having made our journey together.