Stories of Impact

Our patients and their families are at the center of what we do. Here are some of their stories.

Chomedy has a busy and active life. Like many of us, she’s had to adapt to life during COVID-19. Her mother is grateful for the Adult Down Syndrome Center’s virtual meetings, which have taught Chomedy independence in a technological world.

Read her story here.

Maria Kotsinis is a member of the Council of Advisors for Advocate Medical Group’s Adult Down Syndrome Center in Park Ridge, IL. She and her son, Nicholas, share what the Center means to them and why they’re so grateful to have this specialized care in their community.

Watch their story here.

Linda and Mike Mussallem are loyal supporters of the Center. Linda’s brother, Bob, and Mike’s brother, George (pictured left), both had Down syndrome. Inspired by their brothers, Linda and Mike are generously donating $2.75 million through the George and Bob Fund to support our new campaign.

Read their story here.

Nina has been receiving care at the Adult Down Syndrome Center since she was a young teenager. She and her family are especially grateful for the Center’s online Resource Library, which helps Nina navigate the pandemic and provides her with tools to promote independence.

Read her story here.

Speech and language development was a challenge for Quintin, but he and his family found help and support through the Adult Down Syndrome Center.

One of the first words he learned was “mom.”

Read his story here.

The Adult Down Syndrome Center has served the medical and psychosocial needs of over 6,000 teenagers and adults with Down syndrome since 1992.

Watch this video to hear from some of our grateful families.