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Was posted on my local board re. new show on ABC with actor with DS

June 27 2008 at 11:15 AM

Melissa & Garrett  (Login mhart71)

ABC Family Channel "The Secret Life of an American Teenager"
Think "Juno" meets "7th Heaven" by "7th Heaven" creator Brenda Hampton.
Featuring Luke Zimmerman an actor with Down syndrome and DSALA member in a
recurring role as the lead character Amy's older brother.
Premieres Tuesday, July 1, 2008 on the cable channel ABC Family, check local

Be sure to respond to ABC following the premiere and let them know how much
you appreciate the inclusion of a character with DS. Any notes of congrats
to Luke can go through and we will forward them to him.


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Shannon **Gabi's Mom**
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Thanks Melissa for the info,

June 27 2008, 11:40 AM 

I'll post it on my blog today to spread the word!


Wife to Ryan & mom to Jeremy-15, Gabriella (Gabi)-8, & Preston- 1 Year old!! & stepmom to Christopher-13 & Anthony-11

Check out our Blogs:

Click Here to Go to Gabi's Heart Blog (Our story of finding out her diagnosis and her cardiac surgery)
Click Here to Visit Gabi's World with frequent updates!

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(Login JamieandCorisMom)

I saw a promo that Molly Ringwald is the mom

June 27 2008, 11:43 AM 

hmmmm...does that make me feel old I didn't know someone with Down Syndrome was going to be included too, exciting!

Lisa, mom to Jamie, 7 years old (and an extra chromosome) and Miss Cori, 5.

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Melissa & Garrett
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June 27 2008, 1:27 PM 

I still picture her in "16 Candles"

Guess there's been a few more candles, huh....


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Amy, Quinn's Mom
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I love Molly Ringwald!

June 27 2008, 4:33 PM 

I am sure I would have watched this anyway, but now that I know that about the character with DS I will watch for sure. He wasn't on the cast page though

Thanks for the info.


Amy....Mom to Quinn 4/20/04 (DS) and Cooper 6/16/06
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Melissa & Garrett
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here he is (Luke Zimmerman)

June 27 2008, 5:26 PM 

· Allen Evangelista as Henry
· Amy Rider as Alice
· Camille Winbush as Lauren Hamilton
· Ernie Hudson as Ken Fields
· John Schneider as Marshall Johnson
· Josie Bissett as Kathleen Johnson
· Luke Zimmerman as Tom Johnson
· Renee Olstead as Madison

and I found this, too


This message has been edited by mhart71 on Jun 27, 2008 5:28 PM

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