October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and one local mom is sharing her story every day to educate and inspire all of us.

Alex Strinigini and I met at the gym. She was a coach at Orangetheory at the time and I immediately wanted to be her friend.

She's a great leader and always ready to find the fun in class but also very tough and strong-willed.

That's one of the reasons I think she was chosen to be Kendall's mom.

I won't share her story for her, you can read it all on her Facebook page. Each day this month she has been sharing part of her story as she raises her daughter with Down Syndrome.

Here was her first post:

You can follow along with Alex all month. I have a feeling we will all be learning from her in the next few weeks.

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