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Letter: A child's actions says it all

Editor, The Spotlight:

With Valentine’s Day being this week, I thought I would share this touching story because it come from the heart. They say that sometimes children are wiser than their years.

Well, I believe this to be true. I took my 10 year-old son who has Down syndrome and autism bowling today. He is non-verbal and a student at Wildwood School. A little girl came over to my son and gave him an orange balloon. Little did she know my son loves balloons…they are one of his favorite things in the world.

A little while later the girl came over again with a note which said “Do you want to be my friend? I want to be your friend.”

That says it all. If only we were all we as good at overlooking disabilities and treating the disabled as equals as that little girl. I smiled and told her my son can’t talk, but he would love to be her friend. She made both my and my son’s day by her nice gestures.

Kimberly Taylor

Selkirk

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