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Team Cara Creating Awareness
Team Cara Creating Awareness

My daughter was born on 9/22/11. She was born with Down syndrome and as soon as I found out about Cara's diagnosis I wanted to participate in the Buddy Walk® for my daughter.  The 2012 Walk was around the corner but so were some challenges in my life. My husband had to take a job 10 hours away and we were moving the weekend before the Walk in our hometown. I was so sad but I didn't have time to dwell - I had to pack and move my family of five in three weeks. Just two days before the Buddy Walk®, Cara's cousin Jessica found out about it and decided to put a team together in Cara's name and raise money. In just five days Jessica raised $1,050! Because Cara had a team in our hometown my older two daughters decided to volunteer at the Walk in our new town. We had a blast and we are so proud of my niece for caring so much about Cara! Together we will spread the word that "Down syndrome is better than you think!" Love Team Cara Creating Awareness!




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Wendy FiniguerrA, United States, GA
10/15/2012 8:08:06 PM
I am so proud of the Samuals Family and Jeaaica Johnson for all she did to get everyone envolved. To be their with the Cara Story from the start was just amazing. I spent the first week-end in NC with the famil and it was the grratest time I have had in years, such kove and careing was a great sight too see.

Margaret Goodman, United States, PA
10/15/2012 6:59:05 PM
Family makes all the difference.

Joanne Furnell, United States, NY
10/15/2012 6:05:25 PM
Jessica, what a wonderful, giving person you are. I am very proud of you also.

Paige Camacho, United States, NY
10/15/2012 6:01:25 PM
what a heart warming story. It is nice to know that young adults care and go out of there way for a good cause.

Kristen Perrier, United States, NY
10/15/2012 4:35:47 PM
This family is amazing!!! Cara could not have been born into a better, more loving family then the Samuels Family! She is a very lucky little girl and so is her family! I am proud to say that I know them!

Fred Furnell, United States, NY
10/15/2012 3:58:18 PM
I couldn't be more proud of my beautiful grandaughter Jessica for all her hard work and effort in putting this together for Team Cara.

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