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Jamie is probably the one kid who I believe truly understands me. He has Down syndrome. He just inspires me to do so much.
By Christy White
I was born mildly challenged with birth defects in Orlando, Florida in January 1974 and raised there.I've gone to special ed in schools growing up in the '80s and early '90s, graduated in '92. I came to live in a program called Annandale for people with disabilities in Suwanee, Georgia.
I would like to express my indignation about this pastor in Fl Usa, her name Ana Maldonado wife of the well known pastor Guillermo Maldonado, Im sharing this video that makes sick, on min 1 & 40 sec she called people with disabilities idiots.
I have three uncles the same way and would get into fights at school because people used to call them at their home just to make fun then come to school laughing about doing so.
I was teased a lot in school and was called the r-word all the time because of my mental disabilities which are too many to name. I used to think it was just a word. But this word hurts. My girlfriend has Down syndrome and she's beautiful.
As I sit in class or at lunch an see someone with disabilities be mistreated it sends me into a rage of anger. Every time I see it happen I tend to get up and force the people away from them.
Theresa l. McTier
My brother-in-law has been given the medical term "moderately mentally retarded." I prefer to call him moderately mentally challenged because although he has challenges he continues to work every day.
My daughter sees your stares and she cries. She hates going out in public and I understand that. She is the person no one else wants to be, but she is my super hero.
From the time i was born i have always called my older sister sissy. she is an inspiration for the difference she will make and has already made.
Margaret A. Skates
My late son was 27 when he died but when he first began going to school he was tested and termed educable mentally handicapped.
He said to me something along the lines of: "I want you to know that your daughter is beautiful." I was so taken aback because never ever ever had a complete stranger said something so kind to me and my daughter.
Bobbie Jo Williams began competing as a Special Olympics Georgia athlete in 2003 at the age of 20 with one of the state's longest standing delegations, Just People.
He's afraid to take up for himself. I will always have his back through anything in the world. I love him with all of my heart and I pray for him every night.
Coach Laura Ogas, Dalton, Georgia
Wendy Bigham, Special Olympics Georgia
My son, Ethan was (and still is) my hero. Although he was very much so mentally and physcially challeneged he always had a huge smile on his face and was just a great joy to be around.
Great video from Summer Games!!