I am pleased to learn that a story I shared here a few months ago has been nominated for a Regional Emmy. It’s from my old hometown, my sister’s high school alma mater, specifically, about a young man with Down syndrome who is carrying on the tradition of a school legend:
Congrats to Tom Martin from KOMU and thanks for spreading the good news.
It strikes me that there really is no shortage of stories like Elijah’s in the media. They are often widely popular and well-received by the general public, and yet, parents who receive a prenatal diagnosis positive for Down syndrome continue to be fed the myth that these children live lives of unspeakable suffering and are a drain on family life. Why the disconnect? I wonder. Do people just think that these kids are the exception to the rule?