Kleenex alert! I recently came across this video of Rion Holcombe, a 20 year old with Down syndrome, receiving an acceptance letter to the Clemson University LIFE program. Hit play below to watch the video. (And you’ve been warned about the kleenex!)
I admit I teared up while watching this. As a parent of a little boy with Down syndrome I can only imagine how proud and happy Rion’s parents are for there boy! I also love the sense of pride in Rion’s voice as he read the letter. So awesome! I don’t know you Rion, but I’m proud of you!
I love towards the end of the video when Rion realizes he was going to college. The look on his face is heart meltingly awesome, and I could listen to him proudly proclaim:
They said yes!? Oh my gosh…!!! That’s Crazy!”
a thousand times!
There’s never been a better time in the history of the world to be born with Down syndrome! People with Down syndrome are going to college, getting married, modeling, getting their driver’s license, changing the world, and accomplishing amazing milestones every day!! I’m so proud to be Noah’s daddy, and love having a front row seat to what God is doing in His life every day.
What do you think about this video? Would you like to see other colleges roll out similar programs as well? (I sure would!)