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DS Tribe - Victorian Edition


raised so far


of $8,888 goal

We are a small group of Victorian families, all with a young child who has Trisomy 21/Down Syndrome.

We have journeyed together through highs and lows over the last 5 years and now we are ready to start raising funds for Down Syndrome Victoria together too !

DSV has supported us with accurate and up to date information during a prenatal diagnosis. For others of us, they have been there when our child received their diagnosis at birth.

They continue to empower us to make the best individualised decisions for our child and families.

Importantly, they support and champion self advocates in the area of inclusion, equity, rights and dignity. That’s why we are getting behind them.

Support us by joining our various challenges, or making a donation.

This matters to us, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts for showing that you’re with us on our journey.

Our group challenges over the month of October for #21YourWayVIC include:

💛 Elsa (5 years old) - learn 21 new sight words
💙 Moses (3 months old) - do 21 seconds of tummy time a day
💛 Nathan (4 years old) - participate in 21 days of painting with his whole kinder class
💙 Charlie (5 years old) - do 21 yoga poses
💛 Jayden (4 years old) - read 21 books
💙 Joanne (Jayden’s mum) - sell 21 pairs of DS themed earrings to raise further funds

My Updates

23 Oct 2021

Day 23
Moses at work once again

22 Oct 2021

Nathan is still going strong with his 21 days of painting. Here he is being assisted by his educator to create a little masterpiece 🎨🖌

22 Oct 2021

Well done Jayden on completing the reading of 21 books for your challenge. Finishing it off beautifully with “My Mummy loves me” 📚📚📚😍😍😍👏👏👏

22 Oct 2021

Charlie’s YOGA POSE #21

Our final resting pose, SAVASANA!

Stillness of mind and body was hard to achieve with my small friends, but I hope you can use it to integrate your practice, take a break from thinking and find peace. Lie on your back, palms facing up and open to receiving. Calm your breath. Stay as long as you can.

Well done on getting through your 21 poses Charlie 👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌

18 Oct 2021

At the start of this fundraiser, we joked about setting our target to $8888 (lucky number) but didn't think this was possible. Thank you to all our generous and loving supporters for helping us smash our previous goal of $5000. It would appear that $8888 may indeed be possible after all!

16 Oct 2021

Charlie’s YOGA POSE #13 Ardha baddha padma paschimottanasana - seated half bound lotus

16 Oct 2021

Elsa has learnt 18 sight words to date. This is the first time she’s doing sight words consistently and we are all amazed and how much she can read. Keep going cutie !!!
Thank you to all the sponsors who have cheered and spurred Team DS tribe.

12 Oct 2021

Baby Moses is still going strong on his tummy time.

12 Oct 2021

Jayden is on his 11th book! Great job 👏

09 Oct 2021

Charlie’s YOGA POSE #7
Ending the week of yoga with ubhaya padangusthasana

07 Oct 2021

$3961 raised as of 7.10.21!!! Thank you everyone. Your support is appreciated ❤️❤️❤️🙌🙌🙌

06 Oct 2021

Elsa is adding more words to her memory !! Too bad we can’t upload a video here .

03 Oct 2021

Jayden's day 3 book! Dad's turn to read.

What on earth is this book about ?

03 Oct 2021

2nd book, read it by himself! Just the ABC's part!

02 Oct 2021

Nathan enjoys painting with his hands as a sensory activity.

02 Oct 2021

Charlie’s YOGA POSE #2

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana - Upward Dog!

02 Oct 2021

Jayden reading his favourite book - his Uncle's book from 1981!

02 Oct 2021

Baby Moses working super hard at his tummy time on Day 1!!

01 Oct 2021

Look at Charlie, mum and little sister go!! Downward dog it is today - go team !

30 Sep 2021

Thank you to all our sponsors who have snuck in before our official start date of 1 October. What a way to start at $888. You have motivated us so much with your donations. We are on this and can't wait for you to follow along on our challenges!

28 Sep 2021

Elsa has chosen the first three words that she wants to learn to read !

Team Members

DS Tribe - Moses N
Charlie Jean
DS Tribe - Elsa
DS Tribe - The J-Dawg (Jayden)
Cher Jimenez