The Corner


I have gotten many wonderful e-mails about my column on the movie “Shorty.” Here is one: “My son has Down Syndrome. He is eight years old, is in regular school,takes the same tests as all his classmates, and out performs many of his `typical’ classmates. He plays soccer, basketball and T-ball. He is the most outgoing and lovable child in the world. He has had health problems in the past, but overcame every one of them. When he was two and a half years old, we had him at the doctors for a well visit. After the exam was over one of the nurses became fascinated with him. She asked me if I would mind if she called her daughter to come meet my son. I said of course she could meet him. Her daughter and future son in law came over and spent about an hour with my son, they were amazed at how smart and funny and just cool he was. They left and we went home. Later we found out that her daughter was pregnant with a Down Syndrome child, and after meeting my son decided to keep the child. They moved away before I could find out if they were glad they did. I don’t know what happened or if they are happy, but I can only hope they are as happy as our family is. I wish everyone could meet my son, he truly touches the hearts of almost everyone he meets.”


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