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Posted Mar 21 2019 01:21PM PDT
Updated Mar 21 2019 01:58PM PDT
A five-year-old boy from the North Bay has become a new face for spreading awareness about down syndrome. James O’Leary just became an international ambassador for the non-profit Nothing Down which is dedicated to showing people there is nothing down about Down Syndrome.
KTVU met James and his mom Larkin at their home in Santa Rosa where he showed us the cars he loves to play with and the puzzles he loves to solve and in no time at all we were charmed.
His mom says, “We are just a typical, family there is nothing different about us at all, he just happens to have a label.” And like so many moms, she beams with pride when she talks about James, describing him as “a little ham, he's a great friend, he's super empathetic.” She says “When I list things about him the very last thing I list is he happens to have Down Syndrome.”
Posted Mar 04 2019 12:35PM PST
Updated Mar 06 2019 10:09AM PST
It doesn't take a lot to make 7-year-old Laura Dinsdale smile.
We sat down with her in the kitchen of her Benicia home and she got out some pens and paper telling us, "I'm in second grade and I like to draw."
She's a busy little girl with lots of animals at home to take care of and because both of her moms are vet technicians.
Posted Feb 28 2019 09:15AM PST
Updated Feb 28 2019 11:02AM PST
It’s always go-time for Cheri King. The Berkeley native may be 70, but her passion and energy would say no way! She has lived a full life. A teacher, a flight attendant and project manager but her favorite title of all...
“COACH CHERI!!,” yelled out her students.
“You know it really feels wonderful to be called coach because it is a relationship that you start with ... and you get the kids to a point where they move on. Alright, so when they move on they dont have that feeling of loss, but that feeling of graduation.”