My baby brother was born with down syndrome. He was an amazing person that always came up with unique ways of understanding the world around him. I always admired the way he could innocently come up with interesting ways to cope with, and explain the things that scared him. Or, to make magical, the things that I found mundane.
He hated when it rained, and whenever the clouds rolled in, he would ask his grandfather to make the thunder and lightning stop. He'd go outside, in his over-sized plastic rain coat and yell at the sky, "grandfather, you stop it right now, rain!"
He has since passed away, but his influence and love still lives inside the people he cared for. He was an unforgettable person, and a bright light in the world.
For every item bought from the "Grandfather" collection, Aly Pictured It will donate $1.00 to the National Down Syndrome Society.
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