Kathy was going through the checkout line at the local grocery store last week. Jerry (a young man with downs syndrome) works there part-part time, and helped her with her groceries. Kathy slipped him a couple of dollars for a tip and told him to keep it quiet. 😉 He kissed her hand, winked and said “Thank you mam!”
The next part of this story involves their local fire department.
Kathy’s husband, and father in law are both on their local volunteer fire department. After Kasen was born with downs syndrome, the guys from the department took a special liking in him.
I guess a few months ago, one of the fireman had stopped by the grocery store. Jerry spotted his blue fireman’s t-shirt and wished out loud he had one.
Well, yesterday was the big day… both Kasen and Jerry were presented with their very own dark blue fireman’s t-shirts.
Jerry even got to suit up.
Here’s a couple of action shots from the day:
Jerry and Kasen
There is a magical happiness that many of those with downs syndrome seem to possess. Couldn’t help but think of a movie we watched last year when I heard about Jerry….
Have you seen Where Hope Grows? It is powerful. DM