[Today’s post is by SPL member Megan Hamrick.]
It’s World Down Syndrome Day! 9 out of 10 of these beautiful children are never born because of abortion. And even after birth, there are those who believe they are better off dead; that they are drains on our society, that they are not real living people.
Today, I ask that you stand up and speak out for these vulnerable kids who can’t speak for themselves. This picture, for those not in the know, is my little brother Ryan. He is 18, he plays football in a special needs league, his favorite movie is Toy Story, his favorite artist is Sugarland, he loves his pets & parents (Sissy is okay at times), he really enjoys going to Mass and listening to the Choir or Life Teen Band– and he has Down Syndrome, severe mental retardation, autism, and epilepsy. I wouldn’t change the brat for all the world. I love my little brother, and anyone who wants to use his picture can.