Member Success Stories

Scott Burt – Keeping Best Buy In Line

Meet Scott Burt! Scott works at Best Buy & Geek Squad as a Receiving Utility Agent for the Parts Team. Scott has been with Best Buy GSC for more than a decade!! This is nothing short of amazing! So proud of Scott and his eleven years with the company! “Scott likes to keep everyone on […]

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Ian Mauney Celebrates 12 years with Best Buy

Ian Mauney has been with Best Buy’s Geek Squad (GSC) for twelve years, serving as a Parts Product Agent! Way to go Ian! “There is never a dull moment with Ian. He is always willing to help wherever he is needed. Ian not only unboxes for us in the receiving area but he also makes […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Aubrey

We just can’t stop with these #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth posts! This is Aubrey Paige! Aubs is 4 years old & a lifetime ambassador for Nothing Down Out of NJ! Aubs recently moved to Louisville a year ago & went to her first DSL event this past month! We absolutely had a blast & can’t wait to get more […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Asher!

Just because #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth is over doesn’t mean we can’t keep celebrating! Meet Asher! He is 17 months old and loves the ABC song, eating, dancing, and hugging Mama. He loves DSL because they send Ms. Dawn to his house for therapy! #DownSyndromeAwareness #DSLKindnessWarrior #TheLuckyFew #DownSyndromeLove

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Eli!

Hi! My name is Eli and I am 10 years old. I love watching YouTube, playing video games, and Spiderman. I enjoy doing softball and bowling with Special Olympics, and I am very athletic and outgoing. I love going to summer camp at DSL and seeing my friends. #DownSyndromeAwareness #DSLKindnessWarrior #TheLuckyFew #DownSyndromeLove

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Ellen!

Hey! I’m Ellen! Ellen was born in 1991, so she and DSL are the same age! Ellen loves going to ADA, BDC, tutoring class, and all the parties at DSL like the Luau Party and the Halloween Party. She has made lifelong friends at DSL. She loves all the staff too! #DownSyndromeAwareness #DSLKindnessWarrior #TheLuckyFew #DownSyndromeLove

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Alex!

Meet Alex! **Also known as AP (short for Alexandria Paige)!** This 11-year-old is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! She is in 5th Grade and is a Middle School Cheerleader! Dancing and singing seem to be her favorite things to do right now!  Her smile lights up each room she […]

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National Disability Employment Spotlight – Meet Yug

One more #NationalDisabilityEmploymentAwareness post to celebrate another hard worker! Meet Yug Tyagi! He works in Health and Beauty Care 38 hours a week at Walmart, straightening shelves, stocking new products, and processing returns. When it comes to his job, Yug is fast, precise, and focused. He not only keeps up with his typical peers, but […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Mabelle!

Meet Mabelle Jane! She is 2 years old and loves to dance and sing songs with her family. She cherishes playtime with her older brother and sister, and when she needs some quiet time she likes to discover new animals on her “tap-tap”. She can even enter the passcode on her own! Currently, her favorite […]

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National Disability Employment Spotlight – Meet Kristin

This is a special #TeamTuesday post celebrating #NationalDisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth and one of our most special employees! Kristin has been at DSL for almost 17 years, helping to keep us organized and on the ball! She loves to help other staff members and especially loves working on fundraising tasks. Kristin is loyal, sassy, spunky, and hardworking! We […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Aiste!

Aiste is 18 years old and is new to Louisville but has been a part of DSL for a while now via the internet. She loves Wonder Woman, Shania Twain, cheerleading, and helping her Papa cook. She is originally from Lithuania and is the first older child ever adopted internationally from that country. What a […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Jace!

This is Jace! He is 2 years old and loves to throw ball, play golf, chase the dogs, and swim. Jace has a laugh that is contagious! He also enjoys reading books and building lego towers. Jace is currently working on his colors and getting ready to go into preschool next year! He loves to love […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Chris!

Meet Christopher (Chris) Payne! I’m 38 and new to Louisville and DSL after living in Michigan my whole life. Both my older brother and younger sister live here – so we got the family back together in Louisville. I’ve been active in the Special Olympics for many years as a Powerlifter, Bowler, and Bocce player. […]

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National Disability Employment Awareness Spotlight – Derrick and Aaron

Another #NationalDisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth proud moment! Career Solutions Specialist, Kristen Falcone, caught this on camera earlier last week: Derrick being a proud papa and taking photos of his independent trainee Aaron! DSL member Aaron is applying for an opening at Big Lots where member Derrick has been an employee for over 15 years. Aaron shadowed Derrick at […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Cole!

Cole Santiago Quintela is 13 years old – youngest of 6. He loves to watch funny videos and listen to music on his iPad. He enjoys dancing and is thrilled when the folks around him APPLAUD! He is absolutely beautiful inside and out. If you would like to share a spotlight for someone you love […]

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Penni Williams Celebrates 10 years with Best Buy – NDEAM Spotlight

Did you know October is not just #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth but also #NationalDisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth! We want to celebrate Penni Williams for 10 years of service at BestBuy – Way to go Penni! “Penni works with Tiffany Smith and James Baxter in the Parts Department, and she just celebrated her ten-year anniversary with us. Penni came to me and expressed that […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Amber!

Meet Amber! Amber works hard to promote Down Syndrome and her independence, and she enjoys life to the fullest. She has worked hard to become an independent adult and is spunk, sass, and joy personified! If you would like to share a spotlight for someone you love with Down Syndrome contact ivyf@dsoflou.org #DownSyndromeAwareness #DSLKindnessWarrior #TheLuckyFew #DownSyndromeLove

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Charlotte!

This is Charlotte Rice and she is 8 years old. She is in the 2nd grade and loves numbers. She gets very excited about music and dancing! She dances with the Diane Moore Miracle Dancers and really looks forward to going to dance class each week. She loves spending time surrounded by family and friends […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Jaxon

Meet Jaxon! He is 4 years and is sandwiched between his old brother, Liam (6yr), and younger sister, Elise (3yr). He loves his siblings dearly, but loves Nutrigrain bars and Kraft Mac n Cheese more! He attends both public school preschool and daycare preschool where he is adored by his peers and teachers. Most days […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Madi!

Meet seven-year-old Madeline (Madi)! She loves horseback riding, gymnastics, her younger brother, and dancing to her own beat. She has a new puppy at home that she loves cuddling with and teaching basic obedience to. She loves DSL and all the fun activities and educational opportunities they offer. She had a blast at summer SEE […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Treasure!

Hi, I’m Treasure! I turned 23 on July 30th. I am quite passionate about my own Birthdays, all animals, my family, margaritas & Reeses cups! I am a proud Auntie to two nieces and one nephew. I am great at spreading kindness everywhere. I wear my ‘the lucky few’ tattoo proudly. I feel blessed to […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Jonah

Hiya! I’m Jonah and I am 11 years old. I love school and DSL’s summer program. I am a huge Lou City Soccer fan and hope to play for a team soon. I am a self-proclaimed entertainer. I play drums to my favorite band’s music Twenty One Pilots. I am also a huge Elvis fan […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Brittany!

Hi, my name is Brittany and I am 27 years old. I love bowling, swimming, and track and field with the Special Olympics. I enjoy hanging out with my family and watching movies. My favorite days of the week are Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays when I join DSL virtually for Boogie Down Crew with Ms. […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Emma!

Hi, I’m Emma! I’m 11 years old and just started middle school. I’m involved in cheer, cross country, gymnastics, t-ball, and track. I love attending DSL’S summer program. I’m a fashion diva and love to shop. My family loves all the support we receive from DSL. If you would like to share a spotlight for […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Brady!

Hi, meet Brady! He’ll be three months old on October 16! Brady loves snuggling, hanging out with his big sister (she’s 4!), and playing with his activity pad. We are so in love with this little man! We are thankful for all of the support we receive from DSL and the amazing families we have […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Irelyn!

Happy Wednesday! Meet Irelyn! She turned 2 in July and is pure joy!! She loves to go to the park and take her baby for a walk. She started peeing and pooping on the potty at 22 months (but I’m not ready to completely train her)! We are so grateful for DSL and the families […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Bo!

This is Bo! He is 8 years old. His favorite things are his iPad, music, his sisters and his grandparents. Bo played baseball this summer and loved it. Bo is in first grade and we are so proud to be his parents. Bo loves being a kindness warrior 💙💛 If you would like to share […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Chelsea

Day 11 of Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Meet Chelsea Kay! She is 8 and loves to play outside and spend Friday nights with mamaw. Chelsea loves music and her sister. She is a momma’s girl but plenty of time and energy for daddy too! If you would like to share a spotlight for someone you […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Marty!

Happy Sunday! Meet Marty! He just turned 23. He is the 4th of 7 siblings. Love’s coloring, listening to music on his tablet and watching movies. He is a big sweetheart and an excellent helper! If you would like to share a spotlight for someone you love with Down Syndrome contact ivyf@dsoflou.org #DownSyndromeAwareness #DSLKindnessWarrior #TheLuckyFew #DownSyndromeLove

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Amelia!

Hi, my name is Amelia and I am 2 years old. I started walking when I was 20 months old and my family is incredibly proud of the progress I have made. I love to dance, swim, go to the zoo, and play with my twin sister Clara. If you would like to share a […]

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