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Christi discovered that her son, Jase, had Down syndrome through prenatal testing.  Genes of Joy was born out of her desire for families touched by Down Syndrome to be able to connect with a community of people who wish to support each other. 

"I know I would not have gotten through the difficult days without the love and support of the community I am in.  It is my heart’s desire to help everyone have or find a community where they feel loved, supported, and cared for.  Even if it is just to say, I love you, it’s going to be okay, and that this is a journey we will go on together."

       - Christi McDonald

Board of Directors

Christi McDonald

Amanda Caves

Ashley Murray

Mary Graves

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