A few months ago I posted on Edie's Golf Team for the 2009 PADS Golf Tournament. Above is a pic of the team - Johnny Mack Jones, Daryl Spears, Scott and Lee Cobb. While we were on vacation PADS hosted a family fun day at the zoo where they played and had a picnic lunch together. They also voted on new officers at this time. Scott was contacted by the previous President of PADS and was asked if he would be interested in being put on the ballot for VP of PADS. Of course he was happy to accept the nomination and to our surprise he was nominated as such. So you are now looking at the new VP of PADS - Parent Advocates Down Syndrome.
This is an honor for both Scott and I. As I know we will both become VERY involved in this organization and be a part of it for the rest of our lives. This is also a big undertaking as PADS has round-the-clock events, the biggest of which is the Buddy Walk and Golf Tournament. They have conferences around the globe as well as local events for people with DS of all ages. They are also very involved in the Aldult DS Clinic at UAB. This will give us a great opportunity to learn a lot and socialize with people of all ages with DS.
We have for the most part been exposed to babies and children with DS due to The Bell Center and the New Parents group. So this will give us great experience and knowledge on life beyond The Bell Center and what we can do to continue to advocate. It will also give us a glimpse of what to expect as Edie grows into a toddler, a teenager and an adult. We are thankful for this opportunity and I know Scott will do a great job in serving for this organization. Congratulations Daddy!!

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