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When Friendship by LiliZach was first discussed, giving hope and support to new parents who have just received a diagnosis of Down syndrome for their baby was the most important dream we had. 

Through our LiliZach totes, we hope to give a bit of what we wish we had received in the days, weeks and months after our DS diagnoses -- we hope to give a celebration of a new life and a bit of hand-holding on the first steps of an unfamiliar journey. 

The reusable tote (earned through a fundraiser by Rachelle of Thirty-One Gifts) will include: 


- Baby clothing (headband, beanie, leggings) created by hand with love (and donated!) by Jessica of LitasBoys;

- A pampering makeup session from the talented Gina Dziak in New Market, Maryland;

- A Mommy & Me Class for your child at Frederick Gymnastics Club;

- A complimentary family/newborn photo session from Wendy Zook Photography

- A bag of homemade chocolates donated by To Your Health Chocolates.

- Baby items such as rattles, burp cloths, stuffed animals, nursing items, etc;

- Books / Resources on Down syndrome, including:
        Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected - A Memoir by Kelle Hampton
        Together, We Can Do Anything by Christina Grimes
        Babies with Down Syndrome: A New Parents' Guide by Susan J. Skallerup
        47 Strings / Tessa's Special Code by Becky Carey and Bonnie Leick
        Bebes Con Sindrome de Down: Nueva Guía Para Padres (Spanish Edition) by Susan Skallerup
        You're Here For A Reason by Nancy Tillman
        On The Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
        You're All Kinds of Wonderful by Nancy Tillman
        Gross Motor Skills for Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. By Patricia C Winders
        The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome: Advice, Information. Inspiration, and Support for Raising Your Child from Diagnosis    
        through Adulthood by Jennifer Jacob & Mardra Sikora

- Pamphlets/Brochures from the National Down Syndrome Society and Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network

- Information on F.R.I.E.N.D.S, a Maryland-based support and activity group for families with Down syndrome