Football, in particular, Grey Cup game day, was the holy grail of all sports days in our house. Ken laying out all his gear on the bed first thing in the morning ready to choose what T-shirt, cap, jersey or BC Lion’s team swag to put on first. As league standings go, the win-loss tally..
Amazing how we are already half way through 2018 and what a year its been for us here at Kens Place Foundation and for our book that funds this cause, “Hello My Name is Ken”. Since our official book launch in March 21st this year, we have had many wonderful conversations and developed incredible connections..
It’s been a busy time for us at Ken’s Place! From the CDSS Annual conference in Hamilton ON May 18-20, to Access Awareness Day June 3rd back home at the Shoal Centre in beautiful Sidney BC, I am reflecting on just how special it was to be part of it all. I met so many..
We will have a booth set up at the conference to offer the book, “Hello My Name is Ken” and chat with anyone interested in learning from our story. We will also focus on building resources and making connections for ‘Ken’s Place Foundation’. Our particular area of interest is, of course, adults aging with DS..
Today is a very special day indeed. Its World Down Syndrome Day, designated by the United Nations to celebrate and bring awareness to the genetic condition of Down Syndrome (DS) across the world. To see the ability instead of the disability, and for organizations that support those with DS to take centre stage and showcase..
The Book That Funds The Cause Exciting Announcement! On March 21st, World Down Syndrome Day, I’ll be starting my first book tour at select locations throughout the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. Stay tuned for dates and venues near you! A number of people have asked me why I wrote a book about my brother. The back..
Football for Ken, in particular the Super Bowl, was the Hail Mary of all the sporting events he loved. Or, as he liked to call it, the “Hal Murray!” So many stories throughout the book “Hello My Name is Ken”, relate to football. Whether it was being played in our backyard, how he helped his..
Ken always got a kick out of Dad when he’d say, “Ok kids, time to box up all your presents again so we can take them back to the store!” It was after all “boxing” day. Initially, Ken thought “what?!” since between visiting and eating the day before, he had barely played with his toys…
This blog post is the first in a series titled “Lessons from my Brother”. Since Ken’s Place, in essence, is the result of a book I wrote about him, it’s only fitting that I include blogs related to how I experienced life and what I learned with Ken in it! As I write this blog..
The connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s isn’t new, but the reality of what this looks like hit home for me loud and clear three years ago. “Kens Place” is the result of how this experience has shaped me. This web site along with the “Ken’s Place Foundation” will offer resources and support for those..