Skip to comments.Viewers share joy of college-bound teen with Down syndrome
Posted on 04/19/2014 7:33:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Video at source. Go to the link for the story. My computer is not cooperating today and it will not allow me to copy and paste even an excerpt of this heart-warming story.
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Little Chute teen with Down Syndrome accepted at Edgewood College in Madison.
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I’m so happy for him and his family! The article states that he brought home a poster in fourth grade entitled “What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up”. His answer: Happy. May all the happiness in the world fall upon him.
you have won the privilege to go into massive debt paying for college classes that will do you zero good in life.
Gee TF2009. Let me guess? You’re the type to piss into a campfire, right? This young man wants to become a Pastor. Maybe he can and maybe he can’t. However, why shouldn’t he try? Think about how he can serve God and preach about the sanctity of life. Think about how many times in his life.. from in utero on... did someone say “you won’t amount to anything.. abort it or surrender it”. Watch the you tube video and see his joy and his family’s excitement about his acceptance. Share in his joy... I promise.. you’ll feel good.
WHAT THE F**K??!!
If institutes of higher learning accept and graduate illiterate athletes, why shouldn’t they accept students with Downs?
One of my mentally handicapped students went to college. God help them. Her spiritual gift is chattering.
College will help this boy exactly zero and will only put him under a mountain of debt.
Every Pastor/Priest I know has studied Theology at a college. Plus.. think of it this way. Many people won’t hire someone with Down’s Syndrome simply because they are “retarded”. If he gets computer classes or other classes ... his future job opportunities may open up. He will have shown he took an advanced class and passed it. Instead of the bagging kid.. he could be a checker (better pay). Instead of cutting the grass at a bank, he could be a teller.
I can’t see if your issue is with college in general or a Down Syndrome kid going to college. If it is the latter.. I hate to tell you this but your point of view is why so many Down Syndrome kids are aborted. I’ve heard it with family members and friends who went through a point in their pregnancy where the child may have had Down Syndrome. “Abort it.. it will never be able to support itself. It will be a financial drain on the family.. the siblings. It will never have a full life”. Yes.. the term “it” was applied vs “the baby”.
A parents JOB is to ensure that their child can lead a life when they are gone. They can have a job, cook for themselves, look after themselves. These parents are doing just that... helping their son to succeed no matter what limitations he may face.
Lets be real here. There are 10’s of millions in college today (including this guy) that have no business being there and will get nothing out of it besides a huge bill.
I would encourage the parents of this child to forget about sending him to college and instead use the money to buy him a home and a small building where he can start his own church.
The choice then becomes - give your child a home of his own and a chance at owning his own business.
Give your child a worthless piece of paper and a stack of bills and say ... good luck!
Colleges serve a primary money laundering function for Democrats.
That’s why you’ll not see education funding reform anytime soon.