Down Syndrome Super Star #9 – Andi

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, the DSAGSL is recognizing individuals or groups who have gone above and beyond for an individual with Down syndrome and/or the Down syndrome community.

I would like to nominate Andrea (Andi) McCormick for DSAGSL Super Star! Andi began volunteering for us in June, leading our new monthly Therapeutic Play Group for our 0-3 year olds. She is always so cheerful, excited, enthusiastic and friendly. The babies and parents just love her! When we had the idea for a play group, I thought we would just have guided play time, but Andi went above and beyond my wildest expectations. She always comes prepared with amazing therapeutic toys and games. The little ones always have a blast. I was so appreciative of Andi leading this once a month group, I was amazed when she volunteered to do a second group in the St. Peter’s area! She is so caring and energized about the work she does, it is hard not to have a great time right along with her. It’s obvious she has a passion for working with our kiddos. Thanks, Andi, for being such an awesome Super Star!

-Erin Suelmann, DSAGSL Director of Programs