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KELLE HAMPTON

Kelle has contributed to Parents, Parenting, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Good Housekeeping, NPR’s All Things Considered, Magnolia Journal. She has created several online courses and is Vice President of the non-profit Ruby’s Rainbow. She’s also a regular contributor to the tardy sign-in list up at her daughter’s school.

 
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LIZ PLACHTA

Co-Founder at Ruby’s Rainbow and mom to Ruby, her organization is volunteer-run, and is made up of parents, family and friends of people who happen to be rockin’ that extra chromosome. Everyone involved with Ruby’s Rainbow is passionate about spreading the word about these incredible, capable individuals.

Liz’s drive to start Ruby’s Rainbow came from her adoration for her family. Her passion to provide her children with the best inspired her to help other families like hers with educational costs and support, as well as helping to raise standards and expectations of individuals with Down Syndrome. She truly is the driving force behind Ruby’s Rainbow.

Liz resides in Austin, Texas with her handsome Hubby, Tim, Ruby and her oldest daughter, Ella Mae. They enjoy spending time as a family and look forward to continuing their mission and passion of showing the world just what people who are rockin’ that extra chromosome are made of!!

 
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SHAUNA AMICK

Shauna Amick’s passion for the inherent worth and dignity of every human life was deeply solidified when her third child was diagnosed with Down syndrome, a near fatal heart defect, and a slew of other genetic abnormalities.  As a speaker, author and disability rights advocate, Shauna shares the unique gift of seeing life’s hardships from God’s point of view.  Her enthusiastic, vulnerable and often humorous first-hand stories, coupled with her powerful and practical messages, inspire everyone who listens.  Shauna serves as the Director of Radio Ministries for Joni and Friends International Disability Center, and can often be heard encouraging radio listeners alongside Joni Eareckson Tada.

 
 

 
 

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