Hi! I’m Annemarie Carrigan and I’d really want you to know that Best Buddies is a really important part of my life and it has helped me through a lot of emotional and stressful situations.
In my life, I feel like people never really understood me or knew that I could be a good friend. But with my family’s support, we were able to start a chapter of Best Buddies at Highland Park High School and get to be a part of this amazing organization.
The difference Best Buddies has made in my life is that now I get to go out to great events and make good friends.
Having Down Syndrome or special needs is a perfectly great life to have but it’s better with Best Buddies because it is a wonderful thing to know you have friends. There are lots of stresses in life and we all need to know that we are all made perfectly just the way we are! Best Buddies helps everyone understand that people with Special Needs CAN be great friends and everyone is amazing in their own way! Thank you to all of you who support Best Buddies and I hope you understand the difference you are making in the lives of people like me.