I am so happy to finish this campaign with our twentieth entrepreneur with Down Syndrome – Karen Gaffney!
Karen is a truly motivational speaker, self advocate, college graduate, President of the Karen Gaffney Foundation and an avid swimmer.
She successfully swam the English Channel as part of a six-person relay team. And two years ago, she accomplished her biggest swimming Challenge yet…she swam 9-miles across Lake Tahoe in 59-degree water to raise money for the National Down Syndrome Congress and to show the world that people with Down Syndrome are more alike, rather than different, from everyone else.
Karen travels the country speaking to a wide range of audiences about overcoming limitations and about what can be accomplished with positive expectations.
Her inspirational TED Talk she did July, 2015 entitled “All Lives Matter” was so amazing, let me share:
Her lifestyle proves a full productive and inclusive life is in store for parents and families of a child born with Down syndrome or other learning disabilities.
Please visit her site and all that she is doing to pave the way the individuals with Down Syndrome.