I am just like you.
Just like you, I am not the sum of what I can’t do. Can you imagine if you were defined by all the things you couldn’t do? Would it go like this? “Meet, Jane. She’s not a rocket scientist. She’ll never go to the moon. She can’t walk on a tightrope. She’s not a Doctor or Lawyer. She’s just a caring person who loves and cries and laughs and breaths. Who hugs and plays and makes your heartache.” Who am I? I am just like you. I am Cooper Charles Stillman. I am the joy you didn’t know you needed. I am a philosopher of simplicity. I live in the moment. I know when you’re sad. I make my parents crazy. I am learning. I am the sum of my soul.
Below is a link to the International Down syndrome Coalition's new video for World Down syndrome Day (Thursday, March 21). The theme is "Who I am." I am one of the producers of this video. By that I mean, I gave a little bit of money and they put my name on the list. But I'm very proud to support this project nonetheless. Please check it out and share it and this post.