A special message from Team Captain Matthew:
Thank you to everyone who joined Team Matthew for our first Buddy Walk in Forest Park, St. Louis today. I was happy to be surrounded by many people I love - uncles, aunties, cousins, and friends. You made my day extra special and memorable.
The weather forecast threatened scattered thunderstorms but everyone still came, looking sharp in the team shirts that my Mommy made. Thank you, Auntie Kris for suggesting the perfect caption "Powered by Smiles". I'm so glad we didn't get any thunderstorms at all.
Thank you to everyone who sponsored our walk and cheered us on. Team Matthew raised a little over $600 for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGSL), which is an organization that provides services and support for individuals with Down syndrome like myself.
I hope everyone had fun. GO TEAM MATTHEW! Let's do this again next year!