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Mom-ents: Victory Day

Meghan thanks those that made a special day for her brother and others.

My youngest brother, Robbie, has Down’s Syndrome and is deaf. 

He has never been invited to a birthday party.

He will never go watch a football game with a bunch of his friends.

He will never pick his date up for the prom.

He laughs easily, smiles even easier, and will do anything to get the same out of you.

He doesn’t see race or disabilities and has never met a stranger.

He has been made fun of by people who were too ignorant to understand him.  I hope that he didn’t realize it.  I hope that someday they will see the error in their actions.

He has the brain of a child and the heart of a saint-and this weekend he got to be the “star of the team” for a few moments as he took part in at on Saturday. 

To all the Trenton coaches, players, cheerleaders, band members, and those players that came from opposing schools to give special needs kids the chance to hear their name over the loud speaker and run for a touchdown at Trenton High School- thank you.  I hope that it was a “game” you will remember forever-because I am sure those kids who walked, ran, or were carried across the goal line with the football in hand as they “dodged” tackles will never forget it.

Jana Brock September 20, 2011 at 12:07 AM
This is absolutely amazing! I am so happy for that little boy.
Allyson Brandes September 20, 2011 at 01:02 PM
I love this Meghan!!
Lindsey Hale September 20, 2011 at 01:24 PM
The first few lines brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy for Robbie and all the kids that got to experience this!
Peggy jernigan September 20, 2011 at 08:24 PM
I think next year they should have a "Victory Week-end" and keep the kids over night. Robbie would love it!! (JK)
Meghan Everly September 20, 2011 at 11:10 PM
And so would you and every other parent ;) Date night-It's hard to find a babysitter for a 25 year old.
Nicole McLeod September 20, 2011 at 11:51 PM
Very touching Meg.

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