Skip to comments.Boy with Down syndrome gets an amazing letter: Watch the joy
Posted on 04/18/2014 8:18:06 PM PDT by Armen Hareyan
Happiness is infectious. That's why we want to share the pure joy of Noah, a boy with Down syndrome as he opens a letter of acceptance to college. Noah Van Vooren of Little Chute, Wisconsin now has a chance to attend Edgewood College and it seems he could not be happier.
What is most incredible is that when Noah was born he was not expected to walk according to his doctors.
Noah reads his own letter, despite an offer from his dad to read the letter.
Watch the video and share the joy. Stay happy and those around you will too.
Since I couldn't post a video here, you can watch the two videos here.
About Down syndrome
Down syndrome affects one out of 691 babies in the U.S. according to the National Down Syndrome Society.
The cause of the syndrome is an extra gene.
This isn't the first time Noah Van Vooren has made news headlines. He was featured on ESPN when he made a touchdown. Noah had been his high school football team's water boy.
Thanks to research we now know people with Down syndrome can lead healthy and fulfilling lives that include attending school, employment and marriage. We wish Noah continued success and a big thanks for sharing his college acceptance infectious happiness.
Great job, Noah!!!
That’s a Catholic college which means he won’t be indoctrinated into Marxism. Good for him.
You can see that Noah touched the lives of his teammates.
The college I taught at in Japan had a policy of including a few (high-level) Down’s students every year. They had a program to first figure out what they were interested in and what they could do. Most ended up in the programming/IT or sports/entertainment technology programs, but I had a couple in my English classes every semester. Most, of course, had a difficult time, but over the years there were a few who took to English and could do as well as our average students.
Not all Down’s kids have to end up as grocery baggers or janitor’s assistants.