Excellent Educator: ABC Junior Achievement's Patty SchoffPatty Schoff teaches students with special needs at ABC Junior Achievement in Andover. Her ability to have a lasting impact on their lives well after graduation is what makes her this week's Excellent Educator.
Mothers Of Kids With Down Syndrome Meet At MOA A group of Minnesota moms is making it easier for other families to work through a difficult diagnosis.
6-Year-Old Girl Gives Gifts On Her Birthday For 'Jack's Basket'A 6-year-old Minnesota girl decided instead receiving gifts, she wanted to give to others on her birthday. Along with ice cream and fun games, Hope asked friends and family to help pack baskets.
Target Ad Features Stillwater Toddler With Down SyndromeOur mailboxes and newspapers are stuffed these days with ads from stores showcasing what's on sale. This week a Target ad features a toddler from Stillwater. Her name is Izzy.
Down Syndrome Diagnosis Basket Brimming With DonationsCarissa's made it her mission to celebrate each baby born with Down syndrome with the delivery of Jack's Basket. With more than $8,000 in donations and countless gifts, she has enough to fill more than 130 baskets for hospitals.
MN Family Wants Change In Delivery Of Down Syndrome DiagnosesA Minnesota family wants hospitals to make a change after what happened when their son was born.
Foley Wrestler With Down Syndrome Inspires Teammates, OpponentsFoley wrestling is rich in tradition. The Falcons have won three state titles and have their sights set on a fourth this season. With 13 seniors, there's plenty of leadership. But it's a freshman wrestler that's providing the motivation for this team.
Season Of Hope: A Reunion In LitchfieldOn Monday nights throughout December, WCCO is going back to visit people whose stories touched us this past year. With generous support from our friends at Slumberland and Pandora Jewelry, it's our hope to make Christmas unforgettable for these families. In this week’s "Season of Hope," we go back to Litchfield High School. In April, we introduced you to two girls who invited boys from their special education program to senior prom.
Mother Starts Adaptive Lacrosse Program For DaughterSomething special is happening inside the Savage Dome. It's the first of its kind in Minnesota. It's an adaptive lacrosse program for special needs kids called No Boundaries Lacrosse.
Advanced Prenatal Tests Detect Disorders In Fetuses Early When Nicolle and Eric Leska got married in 2010, they knew they wanted to wait a bit before having another child. But at 38-years-old, Nicolle knew their risk of a baby with chromosomal abnormalities was going up, however slightly.
Center For Kids With Down Syndrome Opens SaturdayThis weekend there's a grand opening for a new place in the Twin Cities that's raising awareness about Down Syndrome. But that really just scratches the surface of what Gigi's Playhouse has to offer.
St. Paul Man Gets 5 Years For Sex Assault On BusA St. Paul man has been sentenced to five years in prison after admitting he sexually assaulted a woman with Down syndrome on a city bus.