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Wolf wants to give voters a choice organization he co-founded with his wife.Wolf and his wife, Vera, have four grown children. Ryan, who has Down syndrome, works at Fred Meyer. Josh served with the U.S. Army and is going to school to become a diesel mechanic. Justin...
Home for the holidays: Family has a new house thanks to Habitat for Humanity

...home. Fleming said the bus barn decided to donate presents to his family in part due to his son, Aaron, 8, who has Down syndrome. "My son has been the angel of everything," Fleming said. "Aaron melts all the bus drivers' hearts." "The...
Music class geared toward students with disabilities

...played instruments before, others not at all.The youths, with disabilities that include such things as autism, down syndrome and brain injuries, divide into groups to try piano, rhythm instruments and guitar.Before class, instructor Kristianne...
FAS Awareness Day provides education, hope to community

...of their mom's drinking during pregnancy. "It's a leading disability. There are many more cases of FAS than Down Syndrome, autism and spina bifida," she said. Yet, Tinker said the shame of it is that unlike these other birth defects...
Custodian OK'd, but bail not reduced for Eacker

...crass when Movias pointed out that the girl also has Down syndrome. "Quite honestly, I didn't really have many concerns...basically made the comment about the 13-year-old with Down syndrome -- she seemed to suggest that it was her fault that...
Growing pains

...breathing blue as a smurf, according to Steve. They were told their child might be deaf and blind, or that he might have Down syndrome, a big surprise after what Tesa described as a perfect pregnancy. Just a few hours after his birth, Seth was on a...
Everyday beauty: Alaskan expatriate publishes poem book

...But the constant gust throughout the warm-winded "Zephyr," is her daughter -- 12-year-old Lily, who has Down syndrome. She talked about watching Lily play soccer on the disabled team and how it is to watch the little athletes' theatrics...
'Doing their thing' has gone duck hunting on the Kenai River flats this particular morning and left her to keep an eye on Mary, her Down syndrome aunt. Michelle doesn't feel she can respond and leave Mary unattended. Fortunately, at the last minute she remembers...
Susan J. Minogue Thompson

...11 a.m. at the Soldotna Assembly of God, at the corner of Farnsworth and Coho. In lieu of flower, the family requests that a memorial donation be made to the National Association for Down Syndrome in memory of Susan J. Minogue.
Karate class challenges spirit, mind, body of disabled students

...mother, Jane, was looking for. "Everything is respect (in class)," his mother said. Simons, 20, was born with Down syndrome. He attends a one-hour karate class two nights a week and is a senior in special education at Soldotna High School...


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