The Lucky Few

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Hey friends! Welcome to the Lucky Few Podcast where we are shifting the narrative by shouting the worth of people with Down syndrome. With your hosts, Heather Avis, Micha Boyett, and Mercedes Lara. Support this podcast:

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34 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Episode 33 - How Has Down Syndrome Created Your Family Norm?

July 22nd, 2019


Heather and Josh Avis (@theluckyfewofficial) here! This week, we’re answering a question that we get asked a whole lot!  “How has having two kids …

Episode 32 - The (Beautiful) Reality of Befriending Someone with Down Syndrome

July 15th, 2019


We believe that one of the most powerful ways to shift the Down Syndrome narrative is by creating meaningful friendships with people who have DS. …

Episode 31 - Abortion and Down Syndrome

July 8th, 2019


Buckle up, friends. Today we’re diving into an important yet tricky topic: abortion and Down Syndrome. You may have seen in recent news that many states are suggesting laws that allow for abortion of a fetus with Down …

Episode 30 - Surviving (And Thriving) This Summer!

July 1st, 2019


Hi friends, we’ve missed you! Summer is here and so are we! What better way to kick off your vacay season than with an episode full of tips, tricks, …

S03 Episode 10: BONUS- Heather Avis on her new book: Scoot Over and Make Some Room

May 20th, 2019


Hey friends! Welcome to the last episode of season three, and it’s a treat. We’re finishing up with a special BONUS interview with one of our favorite people (though we may be a little biased), Heather Avis. Not only …

S03 Episode 9: Best of Season 3 - Owning Your Influence In ALL Your Spaces!

May 15th, 2019


“Moral of the story: Potty training is the worst.” - Heather. That’s right friends. We’re tackling this fun topic today, but most importantly, chatting all about the many memorable moments from this season! We even have

S03 Episode 8: Owning your Influence by Using your Gifts with Michelle Sullivan

May 6th, 2019


Michelle Sullivan has found her voice, and she’s using it to host a podcast, run a clothing company, and most importantly— advocate like a mother. …

S03 Episode 7: Owning Your Influence By Using Your Words with Amy Julia Becker

April 29th, 2019


When Amy Julia Becker received her daughter Penny’s Down Syndrome diagnosis, she mourned the loss of a hypothetical child, the one she had always …

S03 Episode 6: Owning Your Influence and Broadening The Spaces - Tesney Davis on Dual Diagnosis

April 22nd, 2019


Tesney Davis always knew she wanted to adopt a child with different abilities, but she never checked the box for Autism. When she discovered her adopted son with Down Syndrome had an additional diagnosis, her world …

S03 Episode 5: Owning Your Influence in the Business World with Mica May

April 15th, 2019


Mica May believes every day life can be magical and lovely. She strives to delight her family, friends and community by creating spaces to connect and products to inspire creativity and productivity. She is a mama to …

S03 Episode 4 - Owning Your Influence in the Spotlight with Lisa Gungor

April 8th, 2019


Hey, friends! Thanks for joining us for Episode 4 of this season. You picked the right day to tune in. We’re chatting with Lisa Gungor, a wife, musician, and mama to two girls, one who has Down Syndrome.  Lisa is one of …

S03 Episode 3: Owning Your Influence in Down Syndrome Spaces with Jen Jacob

April 1st, 2019


“Congratulations! You’re going to have a baby with Down Syndrome..” the words Heather dreams a doctor would say when delivering a Down Syndrome …

S03 Episode 2 - Owning Your Influence in Front of the Camera With Amanda Booth

March 25th, 2019


Hi friends! Welcome back to Season Three, Episode Two of The Lucky Few Podcast. Today, we’re chatting with Amanda Booth, an actress, model, and mama based in Los Angeles. She has appeared on network television shows …

S03 Episode 1 - Owning Your Influence: WDSD & Dear Mom, Conference

March 21st, 2019


Hi friends! Welcome to Season 3 of The Lucky Few Podcast. We are SO glad you found your way here, and on World Down Syndrome Day of all days! There is no better time to talk about owning your influence than right now. …

S02 Episode 10 - Season Finale: Questions and Answers

December 3rd, 2018


Hey, friends! We are so glad you’re here for the final episode of Season Two of The Lucky Few Podcast! Listen along as we relive the best of this season and answer questions from you lovely listeners! From the …

S02 Episode 9 - The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

November 26th, 2018


Welcome to The Lucky Few Podcast, friends! Thanksgiving is behind us and the holiday season is ahead! Struggling with gift ideas for your friends and …

S02 Episode 8 - Self Advocacy: Down Syndrome in DC with Kayla McKeon

November 19th, 2018


This week on the Lucky Few Podcast, we have the honor of sitting down with Kayla McKeon, the first registered lobbyist with Down Syndrome! Not only is Kayla active in her church and Special Olympics, she is a Ruby’s …

S02 Episode 7 - Looking Back and Shooting Forward | LIVE from Dear Mom, Conference Utah

November 12th, 2018


Coming at you LIVE from Orem, Utah - the ladies of The Lucky Few podcast take the stage at Dear Mom Conference! Heather, Micah, and Mercedes are reading their “Dear Mom” letters to their former selves and revealing all …

S02 Episode 6 - Discipline: Down Syndrome with Dr. David Stein

November 8th, 2018


This week on The Lucky Few Podcast, we’re talking about all things discipline and behavior with Dr. David Stein, a psychologist and former …

S02 Episode 5 - Marriage & Relationships: Parents Raising a Child with Down Syndrome

October 29th, 2018


What happens when five married couples get together to talk about raising kids who have Down Syndrome? Join us around the campfire for this episode to find out! We’re talking all about growing stronger through tough …

S02 Episode 4 - Inclusion: The Church with Jamie Lim Lee

October 22nd, 2018


This week on The Lucky Few Podcast, we’re breaking through cultural and religious stereotypes that discriminate against people with Down Syndrome, …

S02 Episode 3 - Education: So Happy to Learn with Terry Brown

October 15th, 2018


This week on The Lucky Few Podcast we’re talking all about education! And we’re learning from none other than Mrs. Terry Brown, the creator of the “So Happy to Learn” program. She is passionate and gifted at teaching …

S02 Episode 2 - Inclusion: A Parent's Perspective with Kristin Enriquez Pt. 2

October 8th, 2018


The inclusion-conversation continues with our friend, Kristin Enriquez this week! She is an inclusion expert and educational consultant, who has the …

S02 Episode 1 - Inclusion: An Educator’s Perspective, with Kristin Enriquez Pt. 1

October 1st, 2018


W E R E B A C K ! ! ! !

For our first two episodes of this second season, we’re chatting with Kristin Enriquez, an inclusion expert and educational …

S01 Episode 9 - Q & A Season 1 Finale

July 11th, 2018


It’s our Season One finale! And we’re celebrating by taking your questions! From adoption to social media to navigating extracurricular activities, …

S01 Episode 8 - Therapy and All the Feelings

June 27th, 2018


It is finally here! Welcome to the episode where we talk about all things therapy, and trust us… you won’t want to miss this one. What do you do when …

S01 Episode 7 - The Dads Episode

June 13th, 2018


Welcome to the Dad episode. In honor of Father’s Day coming up the dads take over this episode and talk all about being a dad and what it specifically looks like when parenting kids with Down syndrome. They talk about …

S01 Episode 6 - Friendship Pt. 2 - Guest Melynn Henry

May 30th, 2018


We continue our conversation about friendship, this time focusing on one particular relationship between two little girls in Amarillo, Texas in the …

S01 Episode 5 - Friendship with GiGi's Playhouse and Just Like Me

May 16th, 2018


Welcome to the latest episode of The Lucky Few Podcast. On this episode we talk all about friendship. We get to hear from another awesome Heather who works for the awesome Gigi’s Playhouse and her friend Bill (who we …

S01 Episode 4 - Adoption - Guest Lisa Eicher

May 2nd, 2018


Welcome to our latest episode of The Lucky Few Podcast! Today we are talking about all things adoption; from the hope, joy, and true magic it provides to the daily struggles that not enough people are talking about. We …

S01 Episode 3 - College - Guest Liz Plachta of Ruby's Rainbow

April 18th, 2018


Here at The Lucky Few Podcast we are all about raising the bar for individuals with Down syndrome. One great way that we have seen that is through Ruby’s Rainbow and we are so excited to have the Liz Plachta, the …

S01 Episode 2 - Siblings & Special Guests

April 4th, 2018


On this second episode of The Lucky Few Podcast we talk about siblings, and because siblings can be difficult, we brought in some of the best ones we …

S01 Episode 1 - World Down Syndrome Day

March 21st, 2018


Welcome to our first official episode of The Lucky Few Podcast! In this episode, we chat about our own World Down syndrome Day celebrations that …

S01 Episode 0 - Welcome to the Lucky Few Podcast

February 11th, 2018


Welcome to The Lucky Few Podcast.

We are so excited to announce the official podcast for The Lucky Few. In this episode we take the time to introduce ourselves and share a little about the future of the show. Over the …

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