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Guy’s Father Has Down Syndrome Shares What It Was Like Being Raised By Him, Says He Couldn’t Be More Proud

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Guy’s Father Has Down Syndrome Shares What It Was Like Being Raised By Him, Says He Couldn’t Be More Proud

A proud father and a proud son.

Sader Issa is studying dentistry in Syria. He’s a fine man, tall and is considered good-looking. But what many probably can’t even imagine was that Issa was raised by his father, Jad, who has Down Syndrome. Issa describes his dad as someone who’s always giving his all to him. He can’t imagine a better childhood than he had.

Here is the story of Sader Issa in Green Lemon who was raised by his parents, one of whom had Down Syndrome.

Sader Issa told his story of being raised by his dad to the Syrian Society for Social Development in the video below.

Jad, Sader Issa’s father, has Down Syndrome.

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“I’m proud of my father,” says the future dentist.

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“Throughout my life, he has been the greatest support for me when I needed it. 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,” says the son.

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Jad is also a pillar of his community and gained respect from people due to his agape love.

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A study in 2012 with over 2,044 Down Syndrome parents, 97% of them say they were proud of their children.

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This means that even if they are mentally limited, they are still able to become loving parents, just like those without Down Syndrome. National Down Syndrome Congress of NDSC, however, claims that cases like Issa’s stories are rare.

This is because people with Down Syndrome lack knowledge of reproduction. According to the NDSC, people with Down Syndrome are more similar than different from their peers in terms of personal achievement, feelings and expectations of others.

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