I didn’t know. I didn’t know people with disabilities were capable of so much.
To my left, Emma was blasting Disney music from my phone, singing karaoke, and face-down (yet full-out) dancing on the massage bed as they worked.
Noah still had visible tan lines, which showed his parents spent time playing with him outside. They didn’t just hide him away. He could already walk and was even learning to feed himself, too.
So why in the world would he be abandoned to an orphanage at 18 months old?
Jim told me he recently took her on a walk where some locals passing by saw she had Down syndrome. They changed their path entirely to avoid being near her as they passed.
I can’t totally blame them. I acted similarly months ago in the orphanage when I categorized her as a hopeless case.
I’m currently in the bathroom stall, we’re officially on our way to China, and Emma’s already cracking me up.