[31 for 21] ~ Stories of Hope…

10 Oct


Today’s word is hope.

I debated long and hard whether or not I should post this video today. I know there will be mixed reactions.

On the one hand there are some people, most likely individuals within the Down syndrome community, that are inwardly groaning. These people have seen this video dozens of times, and it has become old news. They may pull out phrases such as “inspiration porn”, “overdone”, or “been there, seen that” as descriptors for its content. They may criticize or critique my choice. If this is you, know that I am completely fine with our differing views, but today, this blog post is not for your benefit.

This blog post is for me.

The video gives me a deep sense of hope every time I watch it. Hope that while I tout the sentiment that Jake’s potential should not be limited by anyone’s expectations, there are individuals with Down syndrome who are every day proving that sentiment to be true. Hope that Jake can accomplish greatness, in whatever form he chooses to live that out. Hope that little by little, society is beginning to embrace a different perception of people with disabilities.

Please, if you’ve never seen this video, or even if you have, watch it again. Celebrate the potential, the possibilities, the hope!

For anyone who wants to know more, the website for “Tim’s Place” is


Posted by on October 10, 2014 in Uncategorized


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4 responses to “[31 for 21] ~ Stories of Hope…

  1. Jenny

    October 10, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I’m glad you posted it cause I had never seen it. In my opinion, there can never be enough good out there! So I’m all for “inspiration porn”…If others don’t like it, they don’t have to watch!

    • karynslater

      October 11, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Thanks Jenny! I really appreciate the vote of confidence:)

  2. Heather

    October 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I’ve seen this video a lot & I love it!! Tim’s Place is on my list of places I want to visit!


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