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Down Syndrome

Dane Porter, 20, plays at the Waxahachie High School pep rally in April 2014 (courtesy: jimmiehack YouTube page)

Young Man With Down Syndrome Plays Drums For Big Crowd

A young man with Down Syndrome – but importantly, talent – shined in the spotlight Saturday night.


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DFW Mother Loses Son & Husband Within Days

July 21, 2011 is a day I will never forget. I attended the funeral of a 4-month-old little boy. Then, I attended the funeral of his father. It was an emotional day full of tears, questions and disbelief.


Children with Down syndrome attend a class. (credit: Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)

October Also Down Syndrome Awareness Month

It is not unusual to see people wearing pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But for thousands of local families, October is also for blue and yellow — the colors that represent Down Syndrome Awareness Month.


The American Airlines logo is seen on the tail of a jet. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Family Says American Airlines Denied First Class Flight

A family alleges they weren’t allowed to fly first class on American Airlines because their son has Down Syndrome.


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North Texans With Special Needs Lose The Training Wheels

We all remember the day when we learned to ride a bicycle and the extra achievement when that ride stopped involving training wheels. Helping North Texans with special needs achieve that goal is the focus of a unique week-long event in Arlington.


Missing dog Butch, who was taken during a carjacking in Cedar Hill. (Credit: Washington family)

Cedar Hill Family Canvasses Area For Dog Taken During Carjacking

A pet dog who provides comfort to a man with special needs is still missing, nearly a week after he was taken during a violent car jacking in Cedar Hill.


Missing dog Butch, who was taken during a carjacking in Cedar Hill. (Credit: Washington family)

Cedar Hill Family Still Searching For Dog Lost During Carjacking

A Cedar Hill family lost more than just their car in a carjacking. They lost their dog as well. But he isn’t just “a dog.” The pet, they named Butch Michael Washington, provides comfort to a man with special needs.


Missing dog Butch, who was taken during a carjacking in Cedar Hill. (Credit: Washington family)

Carjacking Victim Wants Dog Back For Special Needs Brother

Ask Marvette Washington about her family. She’ll tell you about her brother, Prentice, who has Down Syndrome, and their dog, Butch, a 3 year old Schnauzer/Yorkie mix.


Mariah Slick

Friends Rooting For Azle Homecoming Queen Candidate

Mariah Slick doesn’t miss many of her school’s games. Thursday night she was there early cheering on the Azle Junior High volleyball team.


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Families Of Mentally Disabled Want Amber Alert-Type System

A Fort Worth mother is hoping to find her daughter who has special needs. Autumn Lee Ware has been missing for six days now.