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.