Every year the World celebrates Down Syndrome, generating awareness for the wonderful group of individuals that we are blessed sharing the World with.
To this day, people with Down Syndrome have special powers – powers to spread love and happiness to everyone who they get in touch with. They smile, cherish life and adore anybody who wants to be their friend.
Some people still mock them and call them names, but it’s just out of ignorance.
My beautiful wife helps spread awareness about people with special needs, so you should really visit her Facebook page. It’s also a tribute to my amazing son, Christian, who was born with an extra chromosome.
Yes, I need to say no a few extra times when he’s misbehaving, but so did my dad to me. He has come such a long way in a short time, especially since arriving in the US where he gets an awesome service and support in the school. His aid (Mr. T) is absolutely amazing with my son, and they have bonded like brothers. This has resulted in a phenomenal improvement in his abilities to interact and communicate.
What’s even more magical, as a parent to a special needs kid, is that he has friends in school. Kids walk up to him and give him high five, shout hi when they see him and he has play dates with class mates. It’s wonderful as a parent to see how well he’s accepted by his peers. They love him too.
Here’s a set of excellent images my wife created to honour our son 🙂