“Chloe amazes us every day, she is so brave and strong. When she came home in December she was unsteady on her feet and now she is climbing things and running all over the house. She’s gone from being our timid, quiet, and unsure little girl to our curious, fearless, sassy girl who will tell you “no, no, no” one moment and then wrap her arms around you for the biggest hug the next”, says Chloe’s mom Jacey Smothers.
3-year-old Chloe is a light and joy to all you get to know her. Fearless and adventurous, Chloe wants to be just like her big brother, even jumping off the side of the boat at the lake. Chloe is so friendly and outgoing and loves to wave “Hiiiii” to everyone she meets. “She loves reading books, riding her bike, and playing in her kitchen. Her favorite thing to do is to ride in the jeep with her daddy singing to Sugarland”, says her mom. Over quarantine, Chloe has spent much of her time at the zoo or lake, and dancing to her favorite children’s songs, Old MacDonald Had a Farm and Skidamarink!
Since adopting Chloe in December, the Smothers Family has gone “all in” for DSL. Earlier this summer Jason Smothers generously donated paint and man-hours to give our entire Louisville Lifelong Learning Center a paint facelift! The Smothers shared how much DSL has meant to them and how they wanted to give back. “DSL has provided so much support to us over the last year. Even before we brought our daughter home, DSL was there to answer our questions and provide us with support. They have sent books to our house, answered our hundreds of questions, and even let Chloe borrow some of their toys when she wasn’t ready to part with them. 😉 DSL has enabled us to connect with other families who have answered our questions and provided helpful information as well. Chloe loved the playgroups at the center and has also enjoyed the virtual circle time with Ms. Hannah and Mrs. Dawn, who we absolutely love. They have provided us with so many resources and ideas to help Chloe and us.” Thank you Jason and Jacey for being a part of the DSL Family, and for sharing your adorable Chloe with us!
DSL will soon begin sending all of our text messages from one local number. This TEXT ONLY number will be 502-289-6106. Please save this number in your phone as “DSL TEXTS” or something similar so that you do not miss any important information from DSL. This number will slowly replace texts from Remind. We will […]
DSL Chef Level: Easy (oven or air fryer and skillet or panini press/sandwich press) Ingredients: For the kale chips: 1 bunch kale (about 1 pound), preferably Tuscan 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt For the Wafflewich 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated 1/3 cup honey mustard 8 frozen waffles 1/2 pound deli-sliced ham […]
DSL Chef Level- Medium (Stove, Oven) Makes 12 sliders Ingredients: 1 onion 1 pound of ground beef or turkey 12 slider buns (most come in packs of 6) American cheese (about 6 slices) Pickles 2 tablespoons melted butter Sesame seeds For the Mac Sauce: 2 (large) tablespoons mayo Squeeze of mustard Squeeze of ketchup 2 […]
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Down Syndrome of Louisville and Woodford Reserve have collaborated for a truly unforgettable 2022 Holiday Season! There will be 75 exclusive bottles of Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select engraved with the Down Syndrome of Louisville logo at two different Evergreen Liquors locations. (150 total!) You can use this form to reserve your bottles ahead of time. By filling […]
We’re doing a Monthly Donor Drive! If at least 20 people join Club 21 by 9/15 and commit to donating $21 or more to DSL every month, our friend Stan Sims will match their donations and donate $5000 to help continue our mission to support, educate, and advocate! Club members help support our community involvement […]
Although we are in full #KindnessWarriorWalk2021 mode we have to take a minute to recognize today is the first day of Down Syndrome Awareness Month! All month long we’ll be spotlighting and celebrating amazing members of our community who are rockin’ an extra chromie! This is Madison! She had a heart transplant at 7 months […]
Hi! My name is Bailey. I am 18 years old. I will be graduating from Eastern High School this year and moving on to the UofL PACT program. I am so excited to be a UofL Cardinal! L’s Up! I love playing basketball and have missed it this past year due to Covid restrictions. I […]
Hi I’m Emma, I’m 10 years old. I love gymnastics, cheer, Miracle League T-Ball and running track. I’m excited to finally get to go back to school in-person to see all my friends. I love to go on hikes in the park. I’ve been attending functions at DSL since I was born. I have loved […]
Hello! I’m Tj Carroll. I’m 20 yrs old and a senior at Corydon High School. I have Down syndrome and autism. I love my iPad, Sesame Street, Barney, Bear in Big Blue House, The Wiggles, music, dancing, parades, fireworks, holidays especially Halloween, watching live bands, but I also live in my own bubble. I’m non-verbal […]
I’m Madeline and I’m seven years old! I love reading, horseback riding, gymnastics, and swimming. I really enjoy going to school to learn and see my friends. I’m working on learning my sight words so I can read by myself. My favorite DSL event is the Christmas party where Santa flies in on his airplane […]