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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Read an inspiring story of a man named Dave Palmer, in the newspaper today, so I'm sharing it with all of you!! Dave has Downs syndrome. He's literally taken steps - many of them - to help improve his weight and heart health!!

I don't know if this man can be made an honorary member of SparkPeople in absentia, but maybe someone in Allentown, PA is a member here and can invite him!! Then we can shower him with SparkGoodies!! I found this particularly encouraging as one of my cousins had a son with Downs and he died at a young age - he would be about

Oh here's a link from the hometown paper, I guess -

Way to go, Dave Palmer!!

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GRAMMACATHY 2/19/2013 11:57AM


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CARMEN327 2/6/2013 6:20PM


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JESSIKA_56 2/5/2013 9:48PM

    Wow, inspirational!

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SOFT_VAL67 2/5/2013 9:28PM


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PONYFARMER 2/5/2013 7:33PM

    What a great story and a wonderful man. So inspiring and now so healthy!! Way to go and thanks for sharing it with us.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 2/5/2013 6:58PM

    Wonderful Story. Thanks for sharing it.

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MJ7DM33 2/5/2013 6:54PM

  emoticon Thx for sharing!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/5/2013 5:02PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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ELISADENK 2/5/2013 4:49PM


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SUNSHINEGB 2/5/2013 4:31PM

    This is a wonderful story Julia. Especially heart warming to me as I have a 40 year old daughter who has Down Syndrome and she is overweight. Heart problems run in my entire family, so her weight is of concern.
Many hugs to Dave Palmer!
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JANNEPERRY 2/5/2013 4:29PM

    That is a great story, Thanks for sharing Julia! emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 2/5/2013 1:56PM

    emoticon truly inspiring!

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