My son is graduating - and they said he couldn't do it!!

United States
May 9, 2007 12:59pm CST
My son turns 18 this weekend and is graduating on Mother's Day (the day after his birthday)!! They said when he was born and after open heart surgery at 5 months of age he wouldn't live to see 12, let alone if he did he wouldn't graduate from high school!! He's doing it and doing so much more than the doctors and educators believed he would accomplish!! My son is truly a blessing and I wouldn't change him for anything!! I've met many people who have the blessing of having a child with Downs and other special needs who don't even recognize the gift of wonder before them. I have met a lot of others who do realize this gift. I seek to hear the stories of triumphs and challenges faced by those rearing children that society says will never make it because they are limited by a medical standard of normal. My son is truly proof that medical science has its limitations in understanding and I thank God for this gift and His mercy!!
2 responses
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
9 May 07
What a beautiful story! Congratulations to your son for graduating and beating the odds. I am sure that having you as his parent is part of the reason for his success. Bless you both.
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• United States
10 May 07
Thank you and may God's blessing shine on you and yours as well!!
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
9 May 07
How wonderful for your son to have accomplished what was told he would not. Good for you for encouraging your child to get to where he is. It is so good to hear success stories.
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• United States
10 May 07
Thank You!! I am gratefully blessed with a wonderful graduate and a remarkable eleven year old son!! I appreciate your comment!!