Sader Issa, who studies dentistry in Syria, shared the story of how he was raised by his dad Jad who has Down Syndrome. According to Jad’s son, his dad showered him with love and did the best that he could to make his childhood the same as any kid’s.
In a video interview, Sader Issa told the Syrian Society for Social Development all about being raised by his dad who has Down Syndrome
Sader’s dad is named Jad and he has Down Syndrome…
…however, the relationship between the father and son is warm and loving, like you’d expect in any family
“It’s possible to see when his eyes are filled with joy and satisfaction, as if to express: yes, I have Down syndrome, but I raised this man and did everything in my power to make him become a doctor and help others,” Sader explained.
Jad is a pillar of his community and respected by his friends and family alike
97 percent said that they were proud of them and 79 percent thought that their outlook on life was more positive because they have them in their lives. Only 5 percent of parents were embarrassed by their offspring and 4 percent regretted having them. This means that the vast majority of parents with Down Syndrome are happy to be raising their kids just the way they are.
Sader’s father loves others without reservation, without expecting anything in return. He is incredibly proud that his son is studying dentistry
“Women with Down Syndrome are able to get pregnant, but it does not happen often.”
The NDSC went into detail about Down Syndrome and those it affects: “People with Down Syndrome are more alike their typical peers than they are different. They take longer to reach milestones when they are young, but they reach them! They have feelings and emotions and they want to be treated with respect.”
“People with DS are living great lives!” the NDSC explained, with regard to how things have changed over the years. “The life expectancy for people with DS has increased from age 25 as recently as the 1980s to being 60 now. People gain meaningful employment and live independently, with many attending college and some getting married.”
Dear Pandas, what is your experience with people who have Down Syndrome? What do you think of the beautiful relationship between Sader and his dad Jad? Share your thoughts and stories with everyone else in the comments?
Source: — specially translated for fishki.net