I have a younger brother (he’s 37 now) with Downs. I agree with you. I see people differently because of all of the good he’s taught me. His life has not been easy either. It breaks my heart that he knows he is different, and doesn’t have all the same things in life. Never underestimate an old man who rides a skateboard poster. He was born very early, back in 1971. He was a living miracle. He also had Cerebral Palsy. The CP trashed his body, but his mind was so sharp and brilliant. I was his constant protector, since I was almost 3 years older than him. He shaped and molded my character as we grew up together. He broke my heart when he died from an undiagnosed congenital heart defect at 15, but I remembered his spirit and his love for a life that was never easy for him and my heart healed.
Never underestimate an old man who rides a skateboard poster
He made me into the fighter for the disadvantaged and disabled. He made me a fierce champion for my own children. I have missed him every single day for the past 34 years and I am so very grateful he was my brother, even though it was for too short a time. Never underestimate an old man who rides a skateboard poster. Although your sister may have been sad to not get to do some of the things you did, she did something that very few people can do. That is to teach the rest of us about simplicity in love, acceptance, and friendships. One of the characteristics of Down syndrome people is how freely they express their love and affection for friends and family.