Thursday, June 2, 2011

Music and inspirations

Davey loves music.  He loves singing, dancing, watching musicians perform, playing his guitar, "writing" his own songs.  We love encouraging him.

We were very blessed to attend a conference for special needs when Davey and Will were about 5 weeks old.  We had a very special opportunity to meet two very special people with DS, Chris Burke and Karen Gafney (more on Karen Gafney in another post).  Chris Burke is also a musician.  We watched him perform at our Buddy Walk several years ago.  Absolutely amazing.  Here is a little info on Chris who also happens to be an ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society.  He is a guest tweeter this week on Twitter.  Check it out!

Chris Burke
Chris Burke is best known for his TV role as "Corky Thacher” on the hit ABC show "Life Goes On" and his recurring role as Taylor, an angel, on the hit CBS-TV show "Touched by an Angel".
As an actor, singer, writer, and dedicated self-advocate, Chris has received numerous awards from local and national organizations for his tireless and inspiring work on behalf of people with disabilities.
Chris works year-round at the National Down Syndrome Society.  When he is not fulfilling his role as Goodwill Ambassador, Chris is an assistant in the NDSS office.  He spends the entire month of October, Down Syndrome Awareness Month, performing at Buddy Walk® events throughout the country and frequently tours with his band, The Chris Burke Band. To view his tour schedule, please visit

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