Saturday, October 29, 2011

31 for 21, Day 29: Step Up Walk.

Today was the Step up for Down Syndrome walk.  One of the cool things about this walk is that it is part of the ASU homecoming parade.  It's a public event and anyone who was there to see the parade saw us in it. 

I want to start off by thanking all the people who supported us by donating to our fund raising efforts. The continued support that we have received has been so wonderful. A special thank you to the people who came out to walk with us.  There is something amazing about having friends that take the time out of their busy lives to come and show their support.  I'm very grateful for the friendships that have grown from having Maya in my life.  If it wasn't for Maya I wouldn't have met most of these people.  And I wouldn't have been able to develop a special connection with the people that I already knew. 

I have to say there were a few pitfalls today.  Maya's sensory issues do play a big roll in how she interacts with everyone. Unfortunately the combination of loud music, cheering and all the people moving about, did end up being too much for her.  There came a point where she couldn't take it anymore and became upset.  From that moment on, she never quite got back to her usual self.  But we made it through the majority of the activities and had an overall great experience.

So here are some photos of the day...

lots of shadows but the only photo of us three.

Riding the light rail to the event.

T and M checking out the pirate ship.

Playing football.

C passing the football to M.

Maya's Dream Team, minus a few people.

Waiting for the parade to start.

Teammates watching the band set up.

Happy Maya.

In the parade.

Our group walking with everyone.

Tired dada and Maya chilling at home.

1 comment:

DS said...

It was a great day!!!Thanks for organizing this wonderful team.