By Martha, Justin's mom
I wish more people understood that having a son with Down syndrome did change my family’s life for sure, but that Justin changed us for the better.
Justin has taught us to value life more and appreciate what we are given. We all have had to educate ourselves and adapt to Justin’s needs. We’ve learned how to offer Justin the love, support, and respect he deserves as a human being and a family member in a way that fits his needs.
Justin has also taught us to be more open. He is never afraid to meet new people because he has an open heart. He is always ready to give the best of himself to others. Our community has accepted Justin well. He has one-on-one care at school and at home. He gives us his best, and we try to do the same for him with the effort that we put into his care.