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Even Super Heros Need A Hand Sometimes

Andrew is contacted often to help provide comfort for little one’s who are sick in the hospital or receiving treatments for an illness. He does this by sending packages to them with a new stuffed toys or one of his … Continue reading

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Never forget the journey

I have been seeing so many beautiful pictures of students getting all dressed up and graduating from grade 8. It is always wonderful to see the happy faces and proud moments being created. Seeing them reminded me of many wonderful … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day, Everyday!

Andrews journey in life is leading to many beautiful destinations. This past week, Andrew was invited to speak to grade 6 students from Saint ursula School in McGregor ON and to pick up 505 decorate socks for Andrew’s “Rock Your … Continue reading

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Rock Your Socks ~ Fundraiser

On Friday, April 1st, 2016 (no joke!) we will be holding our 2nd Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for Andrew’s ‘Helping Sick Kids One T-Shirt At A Time’ Campaign at Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens, 1550 Road 3 E, Kingsville, Ontario. This year’s … Continue reading

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Coming together with a Simple Plan

So it’s now been over 24 hours and Andrew is still on cloud 9. This magical evening for Andrew……. Okay and me, his mom was seeing his face light up every 2 seconds if not quicker as the night unfolded. … Continue reading

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World Down syndrome Day ~ 2016

Well it’s that time of year again, for everyone to “Rock Your Socks” on March 21st, World Down syndrome Day! We will be celebrating 11 years! How fantastic is this! Down Syndrome International encourages friends all over the world to … Continue reading

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Looking back in 2015 and Looking forward to 2016

Happy New Year 2016 ~ I want to inspire others to never give up ~ You have welcomed my son Andrew into your lives and we cannot thank you enough. My family is humbled by everyone’s support, encouragement and love … Continue reading

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Christmas Shipping & Hours

So we are never really closed for the holiday’s since you can shop on line, however our shipping elves will be taking a little bit of a break and slowing down to celebrate the season until the New Year. Well … Continue reading

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“Bear In A Bag” gift giving

Andrew has added a little something extra special in the spirit of the holidays this year. It’s called “Bear In A Bag” gift giving. Andrew wanted to add an additional way to provide smiles to children who are sick in … Continue reading

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There’s always a rainbow

I’m reminded that life is not always perfect and that the world is full of challenges, full of obstacles, full of struggles and of uncertainties. But what I am also reminded of is that if we are patient and surrounded … Continue reading

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Black Friday Deals Are Here ~ 25% off

~ 25% off your entire order (shipping not included) ~ Here is your code to use as many times as you want before the sale ends: BLACKFRIDAYSALE (caps not necessary) Sale ends Midnight November 30th 2015. Black Friday Week Sale … Continue reading

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Bowling with friends

I went bowling with all my friends. We had so much fun bowling and we had pizza and pop. My new friend Matthew came down from London to bowl. It was nice seeing him. He bowled on my team. Here is a … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Blog Post #5

Down syndrome Awareness My mom and I were really busy this past month. It was Down syndrome awareness month. All month we handed out ribbons at events. I put one on every day and so did my family. My mom … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Blog Post #4

My mom and I went to London on Saturday to meet a new friend. His name is Matthew. It was a really fun day. We went bowling and had some lunch. Matthew likes music, movies, games and eating at restaurants. … Continue reading

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October Is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month “October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month, we celebrate people with Down syndrome, their abilities and accomplishments.” Please join Andrew Banar, owner of Group Hug Apparel in celebrating Down … Continue reading

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