Category Archives: Down syndrome

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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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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No one Fights alone!

Andrew, you are my Hero. You fight every step of the way and always take chances. You are always willing to learn and try new things. You my son, have showed me that everyone has the ability to achieve. You … Continue reading

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Be Strong Rock On Dinner

What is a Friend ~ A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause, a comrade. ” To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world”. To all … Continue reading

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Pasta Dinner/Fundraiser Honouring Andrew – Canadian Down Syndrome Hero

Pasta Dinner/Fundraiser Honouring Andrew Banar ~ Canadian Down syndrome Hero 2015 Friday June 19th at Colasanti Tropical Gardens 1550 Rd 3 E. Kingsville ON Tickets $20 each (cash only) All proceeds go toward Andrew’s  ongoing “Helping Sick Kids One Shirt … Continue reading

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I was chosen to be a Hero – A Canadian Down Syndrome Hero

With help from my mom we wrote this together ~ Andrew Banar When I heard i was chosen as a Canadian Down syndrome Hero I was very happy about this. It makes me feel good to be recognized and appreciated … Continue reading

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W.E. Care Donor Spotlight

We are so very honoured that Andrew and his Group Hug Apparel business was chosen to be the W.E. Care Donor Spotlight for the month of March from W.E. Care For Kids Foundation. What a wonderful month to be recognized … Continue reading

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It’s a “Let’s Be The Reason Someone Smiles Kind Of Day”.

April 5th was Andrew’s birthday and instead of gifts he asked others to pay it forward and do a random act of kindness for someone. What a great birthday it was for everyone that participated. Andrew received so many wonderful … Continue reading

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Andrew helping a friend feel better

Hi Andrew & Karen I wanted to reach out to you and thank you for the wonderful shirt “Be Strong and Rock On” for my son Andrew, and more importantly the extra prayers! He had his PDA heart surgery and … Continue reading

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Up About Downs, Buddy Walk, 2009.

The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk takes place in many cities across Canada & the USA. Each year, Up About Downs, an advocacy group in Windsor … Continue reading

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