The pernicious search and destroy mission to wipe people with Down off of the planet through eugenic abortion is taking so much love out of the world. Case in point: Last year, Cincinnati Reds fan, Teddy Kremer, visited the clubhouse. Joy ensued. From the Cincinnati Enquirer story:
When Cheryl gave birth to Teddy, she was told the next day by the doctor that her son would likely never smile, probably wouldn’t talk, might not walk, and would never have more than a 40 IQ.
Wrong! Last year, he was a Reds bat boy for a day:
Later, Phillips explained his delight over Ted’s exuberance. “People are blessed in their own way,” said the Reds second baseman. “Teddy came in here and blessed us with his energy and his presence that day: Enjoy life, be yourself, go out and play hard. Give it all you got. That’s Teddy. He’s a reminder to us all.” When Frazier hit a towering home run in the fourth inning to score Bruce, Frazier circled the bases and, upon entering the Reds’ dugout, bellowed, “C’mon, Teddy, give it to me!” And player and batboy exchanged a big hug.
Read the whole story and especially, look at the photos.
I once cared for a developmentally disabled man, and the thing that struck me hard and often was how he gave others permission to offer unconditional love. Those are very good karmic seeds planted!
We need our brothers and sisters with Down as much as they need us.