If you are within the Down Syndrome community you will recognize Mercedes from being a co-host of, “the Lucky Few Podcast.”
Mercedes prides herself on the experiences that we all know we have, and rarely share with honesty. She is known on the show to “do you” as you need to, and always use your intuition to determine what’s best for your person with DS. She formerly worked vocationally in the different abilities industry for 10 years, and since 2018 has co-founded the Dear Mom
Conference, creating a space for moms raising a person with Down Syndrome to find rest, community, and inspiration at her event.
She is wife to Any Lara, producer of “the Lucky Few Podcast.” They have 3 children; Sunflower, Rhodes, and Shepard and might be the most vividly beautiful person you could ever meet.