Ruby’s Rainbow was inspired by our own lil’ lady, Ruby. At her birth, we discovered that she had an extra special chromosome. Our expectations for her did not change and we vowed as a family to give her all of the opportunities we could to learn, grow, flourish and become an important contributor to society and to the community.
Life and learning doesn’t stop after high school and we want to help these amazing individuals with Down syndrome reach their highest potential.
Our goal at Ruby’s Rainbow is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome seeking post secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes who feel that higher education is the right choice for them.
It is our mission to create awareness of the capabilities of these amazing individuals and help them achieve their dreams of higher education. We plan to keep track of the recipients and our hope it that this will inspire others to go for their dreams!
To read more about Ruby’s birth, keep up with her weekly progress or learn more about her big sister, Ella Mae, check out our blog: www.sweetlilfamily.blogspot.com
Ruby Plachta - October 2012
Ruby’s Super Hero and sidekick in life...big sis Ella Mae! She is Ruby’s best therapist, biggest motivator and one of her biggest fans!! Watching the love between these two is one of the greatest gifts in life!
Are you looking for educational opportunities or programs in a college setting for you or someone you know that happens to have Down syndrome or an intellectual disability? Check out this awesome link that will help guide you to an appropriate program in your area.