Skip to comments.Restaurant Owner With Down Syndrome Captures The American Dream
Posted on 01/19/2014 4:14:50 PM PST by Conservative Beacon
You might not expect a child with Down syndrome to grow up and become a small-business owner but thats exactly what Tim Harris did.
From the time he was 14 years old, his parents say, Harris was determined to own a restaurant. His dream came true several years ago when his father helped him get it off the ground. Today, Tims Place is thriving in the business of breakfast, lunch and hugs.
The Tims Place website offers a famous quote from Walt Disney to explain the driving force behind his dream: If you can dream it, you can do it.
Harris success encompasses the spirit of the American Dream, which dares to promise that in this country, theres no discrimination or cap on what one can accomplish if they set their mind to it.
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.heritage.org ...
America exists to secure the liberties that allow us an opportunity to have a dream and work hard and persevere to achieve that dream.
The "Dream" is alive and well for those with a vision and the commitment, determination, and resilience to realize that vision.
What a country!
Nonsense. He didn't build that. Ask Obama if you don't believe me.
Thanks for those inspiring words! Very well said. And a great story too.
When do Moochelle and the Obama regulatory regime shut him down because his food is “unhealthy” — not enough kale cakes and wheat grass smoothies.
Funny seeing this story here on FR at this time. Our priest talked about this young man and his restaurant at Mass this morning. He used him as an example that all life is precious and pointed out the fact that a large percent of babies who are known to have Down Syndrome before birth are aborted.
I’m glad your priest was talking about this. It’s a very inspiring story.
A little off topic, but not really, I always remember years ago my brother and I were living in Brooklyn. One day we met up by the subway when we both got home from work, it was the height of rush hour. My brother pointed out a woman leaving the subway and making her way (presumably) home. She was walking with great effort because she was using 2 crutches. My brother said “you see somebody like that and you say: what do I have to complain about?”
I always remember that, but to be honest, I still complain a lot. My brother was a bit of a stoic.
Thanks, that’s a much better picture than the one at the link!
I worked for many years at a hospital that had an agreement with a nearby state hospital to provide care for their adult residents.As a result I came in contact with many,many Downs Syndrome patients...most of whom were rather...if not seriously...ill at the time of our meeting.What struck me about them was their kind,gentle nature.My contact with them taught me an important lesson about human nature.
Hubby and I have been there several times. In fact, Tim was just on the news the other night for his annual Hug-A-Thon which raises money for charity.
He’s a good guy and the food isn’t bad either.
There was once a young man in church who made the whole church shine as if with angels. He was the “spirit” that greeted all at the door with a hug and a big “How are you?” Jeff gave me a sense that Down’s Syndrome is God’s message to mankind on how to love without conditions.
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Thanks for sharing this! He’s a great example to us all. He’s a successful entrepreneur who also uses his business and influence to help others.
I’ll say it again. I love these stories. This is what keeps me believing in what we’re fighting for.
What a great, inspiring American story!
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Ill say it again. I love these stories. This is what keeps me believing in what were fighting for.