Monday, May 16, 2011

Loveland's prom king and queen

Does that seem like an unlikely heading for this blog? True, prom news isn't typically a subject on Unshakeable Hope, but Loveland High School's prom king and queen this year are a young lady and young man with Down Syndrome. The Cincinnati Enquirer features them in this article, which includes reactions from Toni Alten-Crowe and Drew Anderson's families, friends and teachers.

A couple of years ago, I reflected on a similar story in this article. With approximately 90% of pre-diagnosed (or at least thought-to-be diagnosed) Down Syndrome pregnancies ending in abortion instead of birth, our world needs to be reminded that those with Down Syndrome are people. Beautiful, loving, unique, unrepeatable people.

Why do so many adults in our world seem to forget that, while children and teenagers are blessedly aware of the dignity of all people?

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