I have had the privilege of growing up with my Uncle Glen who has Down Syndrome. My Grandparents raised Glen the same way they did there other three children; to be independent, accountable and able. He was shown he can do what ever he sets his mind to and because of that he is living a very rich and full life.
Glen doesn’t see himself as different to you and I just because he has Down Syndrome; and I have been brought up not to see or feel that difference either. The one little chromosome of his that is different to ours, means nothing except what we make it mean.
I feel extremely lucky to have my Uncle in my life. He is more like us than he is different.
Below is a video I shared with you last year, but wanted to share again. I hope you find it as gorgeous as I do.
Pass it on, and on, and on….