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Inspiring Business Owners

I was looking through previous e mails and i came across one that was written by Maureen Wallace of SheKnows media about Inspiring Business Owners who not only have a business but they also have Down syndrome. Reading this again … Continue reading

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Mom Of The Month and a Birthday.

I woke this morning at 7 am to Andrew making me coffee and a couple of text messages from loved ones and an e mail from Moma Deb. Text messages …Good morning Karen, I hope you have a Happy Birthday … 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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Andrew helping young adults with Down syndrome achieve a higher education

Andrew is doing something really awesome with his Group Hug Apparel. He is helping individuals who have Down syndrome achieve a higher education by being part of Rubys Rainbow on line auction. Andrew fulfilled his dream of attending college in … Continue reading

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Introducing “Julia” a nail polish like no other

We are so very proud to announce  “Julia” a nail polish that was created by Andrew and inspired by his girlfriend Julia. Andrew is always searching for that perfect shade of polish and when he could not find it what … 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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Tan Lines And The Salon – Fundraiser

Less than two months after hearing her son, 8 year old Shane’s cancer had returned, Jennifer Jensen was diagnosed with cervical cancer. On Thursday April 2nd from 10 am to 6 pm Employees from Tan Lines and The Salon will … Continue reading

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Andrew’s 2nd Blog Post

Andrew’s Blog: Saturday We went to the mall to sell My shirts. I helped We Care For Kids from my sales. We met Olaf and lots of nice people. Monday We Went to london for my Dr Appointment. They checked … Continue reading

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Congenital Heart Defect Month

I woke up this morning with one of those nagging worries that I could not put my finger on. My heart and mind was racing and I just could not figure out why when everyone else is sleeping I woke … Continue reading

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Andrew’s First Blog Post

Andrew Banar post about my week On monday I had A free day. I Played Rock band on the ps3 and it was fun. I played the drums I practice welcome home by Coheed and Cambria. it is cool song. … Continue reading

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Luka’s Birthday Wish

Andrew met an amazing young man along with his family …. and what he wanted for his own Birthday this year was so touching and heart warming we had to share it with all of you. Luka Mesic, now 13 … Continue reading

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Be The Reason Someone Smiles Day – 2nd Annual btw

Be The Reason Someone Smiles Day Ok everyone, put your thinking caps on, come up with some awesome ideas and lets make our 2nd Annual “Be The Reason Someone Smiles Day” on April 5th a huge success for Andrew’s birthday … Continue reading

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Kids Kicking Cancer in Windsor

Andrew had the honour of meeting some really amazing children during a Karate belting ceremony for the “Kids Kicking Cancer” program held at Hospice Windsor. Andrew handed out new Teddy Bears to each of them to help provide them with … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2015

2014 was a wonderful year for Andrew & his Group Hug Apparel. We met so many wonderful people that touched our lives in so many ways. Throughout this past year, we were contacted by people from around the world that … Continue reading

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#BeTheReasonSomeoneSmilesDay

Andrew’s Annual Birthday Wish Celebration Andrew’s birthday is just around the corner, oh and for the record he reminds me almost daily lol. This will be Group Hug Apparel’s Second Annual “Be The Reason Someone Smiles Day” for Andrew’s Birthday … Continue reading

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