Doctor whose dad has Down syndrome explains what it was like being raised by him – couldn’t be prouder

Although the internet is full of horror stories and stuff you’d prefer not to see, you get the chance to read or watch something that makes you grateful for the network of connections it has created.

One of those times has arrived. It was for me, at least, after hearing one Syrian student’s story about his father.

Sader Issa, a Syrian dental student, described his childhood bond with his father, who has Down syndrome.

Do you want to know the main difference?

There isn’t any.

Although the internet is full of horror stories and stuff you’d prefer not to see, you get the chance to read or watch something that makes you grateful for the network of connections it has created.

One of those times has arrived. It was for me, at least, after hearing one Syrian student’s story about his father.

Sader Issa, a Syrian dental student, described his childhood bond with his father, who has Down syndrome.

Do you want to know the main difference?

There isn’t any.

According to Sader, his father, Jad, has shown him love and affection since the day he was born and has done his utmost to make Sader’s childhood as normal as possible. Jad worked at a wheat mill when he was younger and began saving money so that his son might attend college.

Jad did everything he could to provide his son with the best prospects in life, and he encouraged Sader to work hard in school and pursue a career as a doctor.

Furthermore, Jad is a cornerstone in his community, and while Sader recognises that living with Down syndrome has its drawbacks, he hasn’t allowed it to stop him.

The Syrian Society for Social Development reported that Sader is not ashamed of his father. It’s the polar opposite.

“I am pleased with my father. ” Sader stated he has always been the biggest source of support for me when I needed it,” Sader stated.

Indeed, father and son have a long-standing relationship. According to Sader, Jad is quite pleased with his son becoming a doctor.

“You can see when his eyes are filled with delight and satisfaction as if to say: yes, I have Down syndrome, but I nurtured this man and did everything I could to make him become a doctor and assist others,” he said.

Like every other father loves his kid, everyone can see how much Jad loves Sader, and Sader reciprocates. Sader now works as a dentist, a highly respected and well-paid profession in Syria.

“I believe I would have been much less enthused about life and a lot less passionate about what I do if I didn’t have my amazing father,” Sader said in Mars 2021, captioning a beautiful photo of himself with his father.

According to Bored Panda, it’s rare for males with Down syndrome to have children; who spoke with the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) about Sader’s tale.

However, there are some exceptional circumstances.

“People with Down syndrome are more alike than different from their usual classmates,” they said. “When they’re young, they take longer to attain milestones, but they do!” They have sentiments and emotions, and they expect to be respected.”

Let’s raise our glasses to Jad and his son Sader. Your father-son relationship is both motivating and wonderful!

People with Down syndrome are human beings, capable of loving and caring, fearing and being terrified, just like the rest of us. The sooner we recognise that we are all children on God’s green earth, the better.

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