“‘Suffer'” tends to be a word people associate with Down syndrome. Well I can testify that the words suffering and Down syndrome are two thoughts that don’t belong together. This is a face that is not suffering.
When it is publicly stated in a high profile place that people suffer with Down syndrome, it makes my work as a parent that much harder and gives me more work to do. You see… my only goal in life when it comes to my son with Down syndrome is for people to see the truth. What you think you know and what you hear may not be true at all. When I found out it’s estimated only 38% of people have actually met a person with Down syndrome, it boggled my mind. Most people have all these assumptions, but then they’ve never met a true source…..how can people have such bias?