Katelyn S Herrygers is a Multiplying Good One in a Million Award recipient. She’s among the millions of people who are putting others first and using service as a solution to the problems we're facing. Read her story below then nominate someone who's making a difference during this unprecedented time!
One in a Million Award recipient: Katelyn S Herrygers
Where she’s multiplying good: Holland, Michigan
How she’s multiplying good: She is One in a Million. “I wrote the illustrated children's book I Am Me out of love and support for my son Jameson “Jay”. Jay has Down syndrome and it is my goal as his mother, and advocate, to make sure he knows (and the world!) that he is super just the way he is. As the book says, “You are you and I am me, just exactly how life is meant to be.”
The story that is I Am Me is heartfelt and honest and acts as a mantra of sorts for anyone and everyone, but especially for individuals who are “different” in society’s eyes. Children, parents, friends, and families of individuals with Down syndrome (or any human being) need not be afraid of the unknown or the different because we are all amazing, super, and created as who we are meant to be. It’s all about appreciating diversity AND celebrating it!
Super Jay Brand donates $3.21 of every full price book sold and 5% of all discounted bulk book orders. To-date, Super Jay Brand has donated over $2,000 to organizations that provide services and resources for individuals who have Down syndrome and their families.”