Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan
#TeamNJK - Captain: Gary Koutsoubos


Thank you for supporting the DSG Buddy Walk - Saturday September 22, 2018. See Home Page for Walk Day Schedule Click here

Come spend the day with #TeamNJK!

Nicholas and family are excited to be heading back to the Detroit Zoo for the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan’s Buddy Walk and we invite you to join us on September 22, 2018!

#TeamNJK will once again be raising money to support the DSGSEMI, southeast Michigan's leading organization for resources and information about all things Down syndrome. 

This past year, the DSGSEMI has partnered with many local businesses, including the Detroit Zoo & the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, to create employment opportunities for members of our community.  It has been an extreme honor to be a part of a team that is creating jobs and changing lives.

As the current President of the DSGSEMI, I am also proud that, because of our work this past year, that the National Down Syndrome Society will be hosting the 2nd Annual Adult Summit in Detroit, MI and that the DSGSEMI will serve as the Host of the event.

However, the real star of the show is Nicholas. 

In April, Nicholas had his tonsils and adenoids removed to help with his sleep apnea. After his two week recovery, Megan and I noticed an almost immediate change in how Nicholas communicated and responded with us.  He started using sign language on a regular basis and, often times, unprompted.  He also started taking direction much easier and understands a lot of what is being asked of him.

On top of that, Nicholas started Kindergarten this summer.  He is enrolled in a year round program in Bloomfield and so far he is exceeding everyone's expectations.

We are so proud of what he has accomplished and we cannot wait to see what this next year brings for our little guy.

Our family is so thankful for the support he has received these past 5 years.  We hope to see you at the Detroit Zoo this fall and if you cannot join us, we welcome you to donate to #TeamNJK and the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan!

Team Goal

Team Donors
The Latimers
The Haehn family
The Hindman Family
Sean Tierney
IXL Birmingham LLC
Natalie Smith
Danyle Ordway
Gary Koutsoubos
Katie & Tom George
Jill Rowe
Ann McCrackin Caldwell
Colleen Hatcher
Aurora, London, Lesley, and Karl
The Abel Family
Julius, Tiffany, and Cillian
Andy Melvin
Jade Friedensohn
B Bulic
Grandpa & Grandma
Chris Keeping
Rob "The Wookiee" Garland
Lisa & Kelly
Barr Family
The Baker Family
The Hecker Family
Justin Russell
The Kasel family
Margaret Sagese
The Boggs Family
The Hays Family
Matt & Amal
Texas Tierneys
The Ostrow's
Horning Family
Zachary and Maya
Team Registrants


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