44: Shifting the Diagnosis Narrative w/Carissa Carroll from Jack's Basket

 
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Last month, we went to DSDN’s Rockin’ Mom Retreat in Nashville, Tennessee and partied with over 700 moms who have kiddos with Down Syndrome. And we even sat down to interview a few.. including Carissa Carroll, the founder and president of Jack’s Basket! This mother of three children (one of whom rocks an extra chromosome!) learned the hard way that a Down Syndrome diagnosis is not often met with a “Congratulations!” And so, she took matters into her own hands and created Jack’s Basket, a nonprofit organization that hand delivers complimentary gift baskets to families with a new DS diagnosis. Not only has Carissa changed the diagnosis experience for over 1,700 families in 11 different countries, she has developed educational resources for the medical professionals delivering the diagnosis. 

We cannot wait to tell you more about Carissa and her extraordinary efforts to shout the worth of babies with Down Syndrome. Join us throughout October as we celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness month with more interviews from amazing advocates in this community.

CARISSA + JACK

JACK’S BASKET RECIPIENTS

 
 
 

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SHOW LINKS

Visit jacksbasket.org for more information on this incredible organization!

Follow Jack’s Basket on Instagram and Facebook!

UPCOMING:

Stay tuned for a super special live event announcement from us! All you need to know right now is that you’ll want to be there, (oh and it’s happening in November!)

Find a Buddy Walk near you to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October!

SHOW SPONSOR: BEHNO

Guided by ethical principles and sustainability, Behno is a NYC fashion brand that creates beautiful and quality products, including the ‘Nini’ tote to support NDSS! Purchase a tote (or two) and use code: NDSS at checkout to receive a complimentary Tara cardholder, valued at $75.

SHOW SPONSOR: QRI (Quantum Reflex Integration)

QRI empowers individuals to reach their potential by strengthening neurological connections through cold laser and reflex integration! Head to reflexintegration.net and use code: QRILuckyFew for a FREE QRI Computer Harmonizer valued at $159 with the purchase of an Essentials Package.

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