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May 5, 2017

Anthony Melendez's new look

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Anthony Menendez has been a Schreiber kiddo since he was a year old. For all of his time here, he has been a happy, energetic presence, in our S.T.A.R.S. preschool and during therapy visits. He even spent a year as a Schreiber Ambassador, attending our annual Gala and other fundraising events.

He managed all of that despite being born with serious physical challenges, including chronic lung disease and having several of his internal organs located in a sac outside his body.

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July 13, 2016

Justin Walker returns to Camp Schreiber -- for his job

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The 20 or so campers who sat in a circle listening to Justin Walker read to them probably didn't realize it. But they were listening to a man who had been in their shoes once. And he was happy to be back.

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June 21, 2016

Sophia Clay thrives at Schreiber

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Kelly Clay has been bringing her daughter Sophia to Schreiber Pediatric since she was about a year old. After hearing positive things about Schreiber from a family member, Kelly decided to come in for a consultation. Five years later, Kelly says she is pleased with the progress Sophia is making and the support the Schreiber community provides for her daughter and their family.

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March 4, 2016

Meet the 2016 Ambassadors: Sophia Panzini

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This week, I've been writing about our 2016 Schreiber Ambassadors. Every year, a handful of parents accept our request to have their kids be our Ambassadors for a year. And every year, we have a handful of amazing stories to tell, stories that let us put faces on the work we do here at Schreiber. Today, say hello to the fourth and last member of the group, Sophia Panzini.

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March 2, 2016

Meet the 2016 Ambassadors: Ty McCabe

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This week, I'll be writing about our 2016 Schreiber Ambassadors. Every year, a handful of parents accept our request to have their kids be our Ambassadors for a year. And every year, we have a handful of amazing stories to tell, stories that let us put faces on the work we do here at Schreiber. Today, meet Tiberius "Ty" McCabe

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March 1, 2016

Meet the 2016 Ambassadors: Graham Lodwick

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

This week, I'll be writing about our 2016 Schreiber Ambassadors. Every year, a handful of parents accept our request to have their kids be our Ambassadors for a year. And every year, we have a handful of amazing stories to tell, stories that let us put faces on the work we do here at Schreiber. Today, meet Graham Lodwick.

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February 29, 2016

Meet the 2016 Ambassadors: Sophia Clay

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

This week, I'll be writing about our 2016 Schreiber Ambassadors. Every year, a handful of parents accept our request to have their kids be our Ambassador for a year. And every year, we have a handful of amazing stories to tell, stories that let us put faces on the work we do here at Schreiber. First up this year, Sophia Clay.

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March 11, 2015

An aspiring actor with Down syndrome

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When I saw that Alex Johanning wanted to be an actor when he grew up, I was intrigued. Alex has Down syndrome, and there aren't many professional actors with Down syndrome, that I know of. (Of course, I didn't know about this.) I wanted to find out more, so I watched Alex during one of his acting classes at the Fulton Theatre and talked to his mom, Lisa.

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February 6, 2015

2015 Ambassadors: Sienna Matthews and Anthony Melendez

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Today, meet the final two of our 2015 Schreiber Ambassadors, and the two youngest, Sienna Matthews and Anthony Melendez.

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February 3, 2015

Meet the 2015 Ambassadors: Alex Johanning

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This week, I'm introducing the 2015 Schreiber Amassadors. Today, I'd like you to meet Alex Johanning, an 8-year-old overflowing with personality.

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February 2, 2015

Meet the 2015 Ambassadors: Emily Graver

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Well, I finally was able to meet all four of our 2015 Schreiber Ambassadors last week. We had them in for the annual rite that is the First Photo Shoot. This week, it's my pleasure to introduce them to you, starting with the "mom" of the group, Emily Graver.

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