Monday, October 24, 2011

Accomplishments of People with Down Syndrome (Part 9)

OK so this video is long. We're talking 12 minutes long here! BUT seriously, you need to meet Luke Spinelli. He is a high school senior with Down syndrome and he is awesome! This is his senior project showing his path to independence and I think he's doing a pretty dang good job. Let me tell you, when I was a senior in high school I didn't do some of the stuff he's doing... like ride my bike to the YMCA! (Or... you know... exercise! *ahem*)

I love Luke's sense of humor and his outlook on life. I would love to know more about his academic career and what that looked like.

Anyway, take the 12 minutes to watch. Kennedy watched it with me and said, "He's kinda cool!" I would have to agree! :) It was nice getting to know you, Luke!


8 comments :

Joy said...

Amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Emi said...

Renee you have to watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ubnmdJHZQ64#at=27
This girl is such a talented ballerina! I'm sure Kennedy will love it. I'm not sure if you know Spanish, but if anyone is interested her blog is http://bailarinaconsindromededown.blogspot.com/

Emi said...

Oh and this young woman has been dancing ballet since she was 8, I think she's about 28 now! She's awesome!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el_Q-eL2rq8

Ellen Stumbo said...

He is such a handsome young man! Love this! Wonder if he knows how inspiring it is for us that have little ones.

Nicole said...

That was worth the whole 12 minutes. Awesome.

Marsha :) said...

I disagree with you and Kennedy. He is not kinda cool...he is totally cool!

I have some personal questions about Kennedy so I understand if you don't want to post this comment or answer them I understand.

Does Kennedy know that she has Down Syndrome and what that means? How did you explain it to her? Also, Kennedy seems very high functioning. Do you think it is because of nature or nurture? What is her IQ?

molette said...

Totally of the subject but did you know that the McRib is back? I know you blogged about it before!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this video! This young man has a lot going for him... And he is an inspiration for all people with Down syndrome! Hooray!

Grandma Alice