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3/24/13 3:17 A

I've known several people with Down Syndrome. Very loving. Very genuine. Usually a great sense of humor.
this was shown at one of our company meetings several years ago. Not a dry eye in the room.

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3/24/13 12:33 A

When my husbands aunt died in 1992, she was the oldest living person in Canada with Downs Syndrome....what sweet lady. She is missed everyday in our family

NANAW12001 Posts: 1,132
3/20/13 1:01 P

One of my friends has down syndrome. A lovely lady.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
3/20/13 12:36 P

In college, i worked one summer with the special olympics. those kids are so cute, sweet and just a joy to be around. if you ever want to know about teamwork-- work with them.

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3/20/13 12:28 P

Our local Meijer store has had a man with Down Syndromes working there for years; he is so nice! He always says "hello" when he sees me. One day last summer, I was in there shopping with my mom; I got done before she did, and since I was feeling tired, I went out to the car to wait for her. He noticed me sitting in the car while he was outside collecting shopping carts (my mom drove that day) when I was resting a bit by laying my head back on the seat and closing my eyes; he came over and asked if I was ok, he was concerned that I might not be feeling well. I thought that was so sweet of him!

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3/20/13 12:08 P

emoticon them. They have a beautiful smile, fun spirit and so blessed cute. True ray of emoticon I have a friend who has a down syndrome little girl and with myself having 2 special needs kids I am even more drawn to children with a disadvantage. I hate saying disable.

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3/20/13 11:26 A

I agree, well said.

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3/20/13 11:19 A

beautifully expressed

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I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
3/20/13 11:12 A

They make me smile, their love for others and their cuteness makes me love them. I think they are some of the most beautiful people. They love much and try so hard. I see beauty when I see one. I actually smile whenever I see a person with Downs. I watched a documentary on a downs couple last night who got married and I loved it. In my earlier days I used to have to ride the bus to work and there were many kids with down syndrome on the city bus that took them to their school on the route. I never feared a thing, and there was always something to smile about. They are a gift :)

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