Connor Quinn Rodriguez entered our world in 2010. He is by far the brightest star in our universe. We are truly honored to have been chosen as his parents.
From day one, Connor has been such a fighter and fearless little trooper. Along with the shock of his Trisomy 21 diagnosis, we were essentially told by a Social Worker at the hospital that he'd never go to college, he'd never have a bank account, and that we could always try for another child. The complete lack of empathy and utter disregard to what we were experiencing lit a fire in us that will never be distinguished.
We have made it our mission to ensure that Connor was given every opportunity to live his life to the fullest. At eight weeks old he flew his first transatlantic flight. Two passports later, he is still an avid flyer. He plays soccer, enjoys swimming and horseback riding lessons, is doing great at school and has enjoyed some amazing opportunities, such as playing basketball with the local Special Olympics group at Madison Square Garden!
Connor is such a sensitive and loving child. He loves playing with other kids and is extremely affectionate. He has inspired us to strive to be better parents, and overall better people.
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How to help
Volunteer your time and help raise funds so that Connor's Place can assist the families that are on the journey. We can use all the help you can provide and are open for idea's on fundraising, contact us now.
Connor's Place participates at as many activities as possible throughout the year in order to support Down Syndrome Awareness. By doing so we he hope to raise funds to assist the families on the journey as well as support LawSyndrome.
Connor has just release his first children's book (I AM CONNOR) in which his message is that we are all different yet we are all the same. The message is not only for children but also for adults and has taken off in such a short time which has lead to Connor being interviewed by NY1 News, The Rockaway Times, and BBC News Northern Ireland. Connor has had a few book signings and the book is being well accepted worldwide.
To order your copy you can visit Amazon.com or click on the link > I AM CONNOR
Read the BBC News article > I AM CONNOR BBC News
Listen to BBC Good Morning Ulster > I AM CONNOR BBC Radio
Connor's Place Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The group receives funding through fundraising events, including the New York Buddy Walk, and private donations. EIN:83-3836519