Jul 18, 2012
Here is a collection of short ads from a couple years ago featuring several adults with Down Syndrome who would like you to know they’re not that different from the rest of us…
I’m a father of a daughter with Downs Syndrome. I love all the people in this video but my daughter is not someone that would be able to promote this message in the same way that they did.
My daughter is 18 years old. If she opens the top of a yogurt on her own I give her a high five and a hug. I have to remind her to brush her hair and her teeth every morning. That’s sometimes a 40 minute “discussion”….
She’s also the most loving person that I’ve ever met….
Nobody hurts her. Ever. If they do, God have mercy on them because I wont. I spent too many years in a chair next to hospital beds to let that pass.
Every day when I come home from work she gives me the same production. It’s a song and dance and it goes something like this.
“My Dad! Best Dad! My Dad! I love you! I miss you! I miss you work! Welcome home daaaaaaaad!” and she does a dance.
Sometimes I’m tired and tell her to scram, let me just relax for a bit, but she gets her hugs, I always tuck her in at night, and let her know she’s loved.
I don’t know what I’m going to do when she’s older and needs to live somewhere where I don’t get my song when I get home.
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