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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Meet Ryan

[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. 

 

4 comments:

M said...

Nice post. Reminded me of this: http://reflectionsofaparalytic.com/?p=8443&cpage=1#comment-227102

flamingo said...

Heartwarming, thanks for sharing :)

DiscountDeity said...

Your brother seems like a wonderful person, and I'm glad that you have him in your life.


I fail to see what this has to do with the right of any woman to have sole control over her reproductive health, however.

MoronicProchoiceQuotes said...

What a cutie. Quit playing dumb, 'deity'-Down's Syndrome babies are the number one target for abortion. 'Sole control over reproductive health' comes at the expense of the entire lifetimes of kids like Ryan. Own your own ideology.