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Old 01-09-2003, 04:15 PM   #3
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Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lothian, Maryland USA
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TrishB HB User

I have a 27-year old son with Downs and he has been the light of my life. He graduated from HS in 1997 (he got a certificate of graduation...not a diploma but graduated with his class at 21..his sister 4 years younger graduated in the same class!)He works at a local grocery store and has been working there about 7 years now. He loves his job, is very conscientious and never misses a day of work. He has friends he sees socially and a large family who loves him. He gets himself up every day for work (before anyone else in the house is up)and packs his own lunch each morning. He has a hugh collection of movie videos and easily answer any question on movie trivia. Needless to say, he has provided all of us with joy and constant reminder of what each person can do individually if given the opportunity to grow. Don't stereotype him. He's one of a kind!