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Friday, August 31, 2012

On This Day in 1972...

31 August, 2012

This is a big day around here. Not just because of the Blue Moon either! Though we all are anticipating a LOT of things getting done (everything that only happens once in a blue moon), we are all very excited about one very important thing that has happened today!


Andrea Roberts at the NDSC Conference in July
with Isabelle Spitz, one of the children who found a family
through Reece's Rainbow!
Our Founder and Executive Director, Andrea Roberts, is 40 today!   

That's right, the big 4-0! Of course, 40 is the new 20, isn't it? ;)


We are all honoured to be working alongside her on this journey that I don't think I'm speaking out of turn to say that none of us probably envisioned this as our life's work when we were young. It is a blessing to be a part of this organisation that Andrea has begun.



  • In only 6 years, 750+ children have found their forever families thanks to Reece's Rainbow.
  • We've disbursed close to $4 million dollars in grant funds
  • We have helped children in 26 countries
  • There are over 800 kids waiting to be found, ready and available to be adopted on our website
All of these things happened all because of something that happened 40 years ago on this day. Andrea Roberts was born. Little did she know that she would have a son with Down Syndrome ten years ago and that would be the spark that started the fire that is Reece's Rainbow today. It is an honour to be a shining light in these orphanages and institutions and we all work hard to help our Reece's Rainbow families (who work even harder!) who go into these countries to be just that... a light.

Today, in honor of Reece's Rainbow founder Andrea Roberts birthday today, a donor has come forth and committed $1 for every new "Like" of RODS Racing for the entire day today! Because of Andrea's work, over 750 orphans with Down syndrome have a home!

So please go LIKE their page in honour of Andrea's birthday!

If you haven't heard about RODS Racing, be sure to have a look around their page to learn more! Brady Murray is a great supporter of Reece's Rainbow and we're so thankful for this opportunity!
Andrea & Brady Murray, Rich & Andrea Roberts, and Reece Roberts (front)
Happy Birthday, Andrea, 
from all of the RR families, the RR advocates and your colleagues:
Sarah Basile, Michelle Zoromski, Lucille Brown, Nancy Thornell, Shannon Stepanek, Kelly Mokashi, Laurie Rhoades, Rachel Whitmire, Lisa Llewellyn, Brian Zoromski, Cameron Al-Khazraji, and George Harris.




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