The Lucky Few
The Lucky Few
the lucky few Podcast
Support podcast
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: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
Ratings
via Podcasts
209 people
4 people
4 people
0 people
0 people
Reviews
via Podcasts
Great podcast for parents of a child with Down syndrome.
These moms are speaking to me virtually and helping me with my daughter. I’m thankful.
Crdh
Thank you!
Thank you for putting this out in the world!! As a rockin mom, I love what you are doing.
SDKarenF
???
If Down syndrome has Down syndrome and someone has the Down syndrome that has Down syndrome is it up syndrome?
crazyscientistfarmer
You need to listen!
Hey Friends 😄 if you have a child with Down Syndrome this is the podcast for you!! So many great guests with a wealth of knowledge! Highly recommended!! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Kyle & Erin
This podcast....❤️
So thankful! I want to just scream - yes me too! Every episode. Thank you for creating this content. Y’all rock and we are an amazing community I’m so lucky to be a part of!
Jessicasean
The best
This is one of the best podcast I've listened to! Real, honest conversations with three amazing women who have kids with Down Syndrome! I laugh, I cry, and I relate on so many levels. Refreshing and informational. The hostess shift narratives and empower the listeners to do the same! -Nina
MyExtraOrdinaryLife
Amazing podcast
I could not love the lucky few podcast more! Having a child with Down syndrome has the potential to feel lonely, but listening to these three women and guests share about their lives, both ups and downs, is so encouraging and uplifting. They are fierce advocates for not only their kids but everyone with any special need, and for inclusion and equality across all facets of life. They are role models for those of us early on in the journey of special needs parenting/care giving, and we are so luck to have them to help guide us. Thank you ladies so much!
Read more
omnetriumperfectum
I’m not alone
I read The Lucky Few book shortly after having a newborn with Down Syndrome places in our home in foster care. I had no idea what we were getting into and knew nothing about Down Syndrome. When these ladies started a podcast I was thrilled and have listened since it started. It has put words to my feelings, opened my eyes to struggles and opportunities, and makes me feel like I am not alone in this journey of parenting a child with Down Syndrome. The newborn in foster care is now almost 3 and officially became my son in July 2018. This podcast has given me lots of encouragement along the way and I am so grateful for it!
Read more
Kacie E.
The best
Absolutely adore this podcast even as a member on the periphery of the Lucky Few
Whitneysb
One of my favorites..
As a member of the Lucky Few “tribe” I can’t than you enough for this podcast. I look forward to each episode. You are my go-to when it’s “down time” and my kids have gone to bed, and this Mama is ready to relax. Excellent topics....please keep ‘em coming!! Thank you!!!
Janie's Cryin'
Love this podcast
Hi ladies Love this podcast and love all of you Thank you for making this podcast love it Kari Burroughs from California hi ladies thank you for making this podcast I was in special education all of my school years and I was mainstreamed in high school and in special education classes though junior high and some in high school I was a student who was bullied all though school and into college just wanted to let you know that I wish I had this wonderful podcast to help me with life has a person with a disability. Would love to meet you guys and come on the podcast to tell my special education story and my story about being bullied and how I survived. Thank you for everything you guys are doing Kari Burroughs
Read more
karibell2
Just the best
It’s hard to put into words how wonderful this podcast has been for me. It has been such an encouragement and I’ve learned so much. I’ve always wanted some mom friends who also have a child with Ds and that’s exactly what listening to this podcast feels like. I have also recommended the podcast to others and they’re hooked. So thankful for you ladies!!!
Jamsgurl
Important for all!
This podcast is one of my favorites!! I started listening after reading Heather’s books. I’m an adoptive mom and have had to advocate so much for my daughter medically and just basic human rights. While she doesn’t have Down syndrome, I always learn more about how to advocate well from this podcast and just listening to these mamas talk has given me the courage to speak up more for my daughter. I have felt a lot less alone. I also love learning more about Down syndrome and people with different abilities. It has made me a more aware, hopefully kinder human that is excited to be in relationship with those different than myself. Thank you ladies for teaching all of us about Down syndrome and how to advocate for our children. Such an important podcast for all!
Read more
Elisabeth Carol
A podcast for all people
I am a mom of 2 able bodied girls and heard Heather speak on “That Sounds Fun”. Instantly read The Lucky Few and was so excited to find your podcast. The ongoing conversations you have here are helping shift the way we talk about differences in other people as a family and how we can show love to those different from us. You have opened my heart to a world I have been blind to. Thank you! Cheering you on.
Read more
Emily Gorin
A must listen!
A joyful and real look at raising a child with Down syndrome. The guests are really high quality and the discussion is both relatable and inspiring. The topics are wide reaching and thoughtful. These women “get it” and provide a respectful and honest voice to help guide my reflections on being one of the lucky few. I’m really thankful for this podcast.
LauraKB12
Bold, honest, and insightful
Thank you ladies for sharing a crucial, and somewhat controversial message about the worthiness of individuals different from most! As an OT, I work with your kids and many others with different abilities and skills and am inspired by the message you all are putting out there. I appreciate your message shouting the worth of individuals with DS, and I think your passions, insights, and advocacy go waaay beyond to include all people who appear different. Thank you for sharing your stories, and boldly breaking down societal expectations and standards!!
Read more
hminning
my favorite podcast ever!
this podcast is so important for all people of any age, background, etc. i’m nineteen years old and very passionate about advocating for those with special needs, particularly down syndrome, and the lucky few has truly changed my life in so many ways. such important things being talked about on this podcast! those from the lucky few are true pioneers, paving the way for people with down syndrome to be better included and seen as equal! see the able, not the label. truly love them so much!
Read more
meredithhansen
So much support
This podcast is truly inspirational. It is such a special resource for people in the community to turn to. I love the women hosts on the podcast, they’re always down to get real about life!!
carrieooos
The best!
I feel so inspired and encouraged each time I listen to an episode. I love that I feel part of this amazing community and I learn so much by listening to all the guests. Keep up the amazing work!
A Kennedy
A Work of the Heart
I cannot say enough good things about this podcast. It is clear from the very start that these women (and their friends and family) are on a mission of such great and wonderful importance, and we are along for the ride...Listening, laughing, crying, and being convicted along the way. The goal of shifting the narrative about people with Down syndrome is not something for the faint of heart—and these women have hearts big enough and strong enough for the job, no doubt. Not only that, but by doing this work and making this podcast available for other moms and dads to hear has been a literal God-send for me as I navigate my feelings and convictions for my young daughter who has Down syndrome as well as my older son, who has autism. Thank you so very much for what you are doing and keep up the amazing, life-changing work you are doing. Having these hard conversations is worth the roads that are being paved for our children in the future. Keep it up! There are so many people who need to hear what you have to say. ❤️
Read more
Nici1027
Terrific for dads too!
While I have a kiddo with different abilities than DS, this show is encouraging, thoughtful, provoking, and refreshing for parents of all sorts of kids. The panel are well spoken and insightful with lots to add to our cultural conversations surrounding different abillities. We dads are listening out here too!
Chadwick S
Inspiring
This podcast is always filling my heart with tears of happiness, hope and encouragement. Great information, amazing guests and greatly appreciated topics.
VPR2015
A Must for any new moms
Very inspiring, encouraging, & engaging. I have listened to all the shows & appreciate the insights & genuine sharing by the hosts.
Ada M R
I have been missing out
How did I just find this podcast?!? Really amazing 💙💛
Jackson's Rockin' Mom
Thanks!
Really enjoy this podcast!!!
Rebecca85E
Love the Dad's Episode
Love the Dad's episode. It was nice to hear how this journey is from a dad's perspective.
KaseyD90
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for creating and sharing this podcast! Each episode I’ve listened to so far has resonated with me and my experience as a mom of a child with DS. I love the conversational style as well. You ladies are awesome! Keep up the wonderful work!
coltcolt'smom
Good idea, poor execution.
As a new mom of a kiddo with DS, I heard about this podcast through my DS mom group. The concept is good at face value, but effort needs to be taken to polish the content. Y’all barely introduce yourself in the first episode and you jump into topics without any introduction. The podcast would be better if it had more structure and was less about listeners just listening in to you chat. The husband’s episode had much more structure and explanation that the other two episodes I listened to.
Read more
SngSoprano1
This podcast is for EVERYONE!
I’m not a mom, I’m not a part of the Down Syndrome community but this podcast is everything. These women point out the beauty in all of our differences and how we can all benefit by loving and inviting those with differing abilities into our circles. I feel so full of love after I listen and ready to go out with eyes to notice the often looked over. Love you ladies!
lfulks
Must listen!
I came across this podcast looking for something to get me through my work day and it is amazing! I blazed through all 6 episodes. I have an 18 mo baby girl with Down syndrome and it’s astounding how so much of what these ladies and their guests talk about I think ‘I feel the same way’. It warms my heart and gives me all the feels about what this world can be if people see Down syndrome the way we all do!
Read more
JenesaAnn
Thank you for starting this podcast!
Love this podcast. Just stumbled across it, and already got so much out of Episode 6. I, too, have a little one with an extra chromosome and what you women are sharing is so relatable! Our family is all about inclusion and we can’t wait to go back and hear the rest of your episodes!
KrisTeePee
Love this podcast! Incredible insight and info!
Thank you all for sharing your experience and perspective on Down Syndrome. I love that you are all sharing your unique experience raising your children with Down Syndrome and love following you all on Instagram. Keep this up please! More stories need to be shared. It’s all such invaluable information. #theluckyfew
LittleSmiles321
This podcast is life!
These ladies are Trail Blazers and Warriors, but they don’t take themselves too seriously and they are so much fun! My daughter with Down Syndrome is 15 years old, but I have learned so much from these women who have children younger than mine. I walk away from each podcast with a smile in my heart, feeling a little lighter and having learned something new that I can put to use in my life and the life of my child. Thanks so much girls!
Read more
Gville momma
Love the content!
I love the content and being able just to sit down with these ladies and hear them speak about Down Syndrome. They are opening my eyes to all that our life may look like in 3 months when our son is born! One critique: the sound is really challenging at times to make out what they are saying when another of the group is laughing or something. It get muffled in the mix. I think this would be a sound editing change, but it would greatly help me hear the awesome things being said 😊
Read more
Belle412
Thanks !!!
Wow! This one made me cry! I am a mom to three typical kid ages 31, 20, and 16 and my baby is 14 with Down syndrome. My only girl is the 16 year old and she has always said when I grow up I’m having a baby with Down syndrome! Now that she is older it has changed to if God doesn’t give me a child with Down syndrome I will adopt one!
Mom to Chris
Thank you
Thank you for starting this podcast! My son who has Down Syndrome will be one in just a week. Right after he was born, I listened to The Lucky Few on audible during late night feedings and throughout the long days of being home with a newborn. I am happy to hear Heather’s voice again as well as the others! I wish I could talk to the radio as you three are chatting. I can relate to so many of the things you are saying and look forward to learning from you three as the journey continues!
Read more
KyleAnne22
Valuable persepective on inclusion
Absolutely worth a listen. Great stories and topics. Even better people living it out. Can honestly say that the voices on this podcast have influenced my life in the best possible way. Thankful that I get to "Shout their worth!" and am very fortunate to be in the crew that is "The Lucky Few."
kwhitey
Incredible ladies
So excited for what’s in store! You are all an inspiration. Your positivity and awareness is so important in our world today. I have been blessed with knowing individuals with Down syndrome for some years now and I cannot wait until the time is right to adopt. Your Instagram posts and stories give me hope! I can’t wait to hear more!
Taylor Werden
Load more