Lilianne Rossel was born in Cuba and graduated from college in 1989 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. She came to the United States in 1992 and lived in Maryland for ten years where she married Juan Rossel and had three children. Carolina was born in 1996 with Down syndrome, Eric in 1997, and Antonio in 1999. Both Lily and Juan were very involved with a local organization that provided support groups and awareness events in the community.
Lily and her family moved to Miami in December of 2001. In 2002, she met a mom who had the same vision to connect families of children with Down syndrome in Miami-Dade. An idea of a picnic event was organized with the support of local businesses and families which resulted in great success. A few years later, in meeting other parents with the same vision, the association was created with the mission to provide support, education, and awareness in the community.