Karen Gaffney Inspires

karen-swimming-3.JPGThe Today Show just did a segment on Karen Gaffney who swam the English Channel and the length of Lake Tahoe. She has also created the Karen Gaffney Foundation and spends her time touring the country to:

Instill renewed hope for a full productive and inclusive life in the hearts and minds of new parents of a child born with Down syndrome or other learning disability.

Motivate parents to new thinking and positive action so they will begin immediately building the potential of their child day by day;

Heighten awareness and raise expectations of students, counselors, educators and those in the medical profession of the capabilities of children with Down syndrome to learn, grow and contribute in an inclusive setting;

Promote community involvement and action for the support of people with disabilities.

It is truly an amazing and inspiring story and a great source of hope and motivation as we begin a new year.