Down with adventure – Finding everyday adventure with Down syndrome
Melody will tell the story about her daughter, Ruby’s Down syndrome diagnosis, how she travels with her children and a special needs child and her mission to visit the surrounding National parks. She will include her handy tips for getting out with children and also how we find everyday adventure close to home.
Melody Forsyth is from El Paso Tx and currently calls Salt Lake City Ut home and lives there with her husband and 4 children. She is a labor and delivery nurse by night and a hiker, content creater and mom by day. She was inspired by her youngest child, Ruby, who has Down syndrome. Hiking was a way to cope with the diagnosis and change in family dynamics and she quickly realised she loved carrying her on her back and sharing her love of the outdoors. She is determined to show that everyone has a place in the outdoors and that a diagnosis doesn’t have to limit you. Currently her family is on a mission to hike in all the National Parks with Ruby and their 3 other children.
Melody created @downwithadventure as a way to share Ruby’s adventures, promote kindness and inclusion and encourage women to find their passion and take time for self care. She is obsessed with cactus, maps, flamenco dancing and hiking in skirts.