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Featured Fridays: Ruby's Rainbow

For this week's Featured Friday non-profit organization, I am featuring a wonderful organization that supports education for young adults with Down Syndrome.

Ruby has Down Syndrome and her amazing spirit as well as her parents' desire NOT to limit their expectations for their child was the impetus for starting Ruby's Rainbow.  Ruby's Rainbow funds scholarships to adults with Down Syndrome who are "who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes".

We Learned From the Best

There are many things I could admire about Lola, especially today on what would have been her 96th birthday.  I could admire the fact that she had a PhD, at a time when attaining a higher education for a female could not have been easy.  I could admire the way she traveled the world with my Lolo, and then continued to do so years after he passed away.  She lived for 17 years after him, and I can only imagine her grief.  Even now, for me, she has been gone for 16 years and I miss her every single day.

What I choose to remember most and admire the most about my Lola is her generous spirit.