Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

November 20, 2014 5:13 PM

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Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

In 1989, my favorite television show was "Life Goes On" starring Chris Burke, an actor with Down syndrome. It portrayed an all-American family dealing with issues of everyday life. The character Corky was a member of the family who had a genetic disorder -- Down syndrome -- just like me.

During my senior year in high school, Chris Burke and his folk band made an appearance at my high school. After their performance, Chris addressed the audience about living and succeeding with Down syndrome. He was such an outstanding speaker and his message made an impact on me. His focus was to ma...

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