I cannot begin to express how The Buddy Cruise has enriched my life. The concept of Buddy Cruise was that of my older children in honor of their younger brother. The idea of a Down syndrome conference with expert speakers on board a cruise ship was quite appealing; however, before the inaugural voyage was over we realized this was SO much more. Being able to spend so much quality time with other families who share your experiences is unmatched. Learning with and from others who have walked this walk before you and being able to inspire those whose journey is just beginning surpasses any conference or vacation experience I have ever had. I think having the “down” time to vacation with the families and really form bonds between the sessions and in port make this so unique. Now in its 4th year, The Buddy Cruise is becoming more like a big reunion with so many returning each year to welcome into the Buddy Cruise family those who are sailing with us for the first time.
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what I have learned from the speakers & attendees. And the amazing friendships that I have made.
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Not change a thing!
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