Rebecca Page – Nampa, ID
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Hello, my name is Rebecca Page. I was born in Boise, Idaho on November 28, 1989 and raised in Idaho, but recently moved to Alpine, Texas with my mom. I love Texas and have lots of aunts and uncles and cousins here. I love horses, rodeos, and cowboys!
I grew up in a big homeschool family with two brothers, two sisters and one foster brother with Down syndrome. We had a lot of fun. Now, we are all grown up and moved out from our parents – even me! We all have dreams that we follow.
I live in my own trailer on my mom’s property and I love being independent! I have a couple of friends who help me. I use the Consumer Direct Service program and I am Self-Directed. I am livin my dream.
I have my own business called “Livin My Dreams” I have an art studio and co-op in downtown Alpine. We have four artists who make and sell art with me. I work there doing my art everyday. I am a Self-Advocate Speaker and I travel with my mom all over Texas to talk about Livin My Dreams and Self Determination. I have spoken to 1200 people at a Buddy Walk! I love speaking! I am also a Health Coach. I lost 48 pounds 3 years ago and I help people to lose weight. I use Isagenix products which helps me be healthy and smart! I also love Zumba and Tae Bo. I am Livin My Dreams! My website is www.livinmydreams.com
I used to be on the board of the Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association in Idaho as a self advocate speaker and the leader of the adult group. Here in Texas, I am helping to start a new Down syndrome support group in West Texas, and I am on the board of the Gathering Place, a community center for people with disabilities where I am in charge of the social events. I love helping people to live thier dreams.
One of my dreams is to attend college. In Idaho, I attended iDream classes at College of Western Idaho. I took Spanish, Art, Drama, and Sign Language. I would like to attend classes through the Odessa Community College next year, and someday, I would like to attend the college like University of New Mexico. I am currently taking art classes in Alpine.
Some of my accomplishments include: A silver medal in Downhill skiing in the Idaho Special Olympics, a Green belt in Kenpo Karate and most recently, I earned the Gold Congressional Medal of Honor. After going to Washington to receive my medal, I was invited to the Texas statehouse by Congressman Pete Sessions and given a special proclamation for my work in Alpine.