The Only Disability in Life is a Bad Attitude

I saw the image below on Christopher Award-winning author Nicole Lataif’s Facebook page today. It’s a picture by photographer Kerri Liles of two of her children, one of whom has Down Syndrome. The picture became so popular that Liles is now selling it as a poster on her website with proceeds going to the initiative “12 Days of Gifts” in which her son gives presents to people in the days leading up to his birthday. In 2012, for instance, he gave blankets to homeless people on one of those days.

It’s not hard to understand people being drawn to the image because it conveys a sense of pure joy. If you’re so inclined, check out her website for more information.

About Tony Rossi

After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture. He served as The Christophers' TV producer for 11 years, and is currently the host and producer of the organization's radio show/podcast Christopher Closeup, writer and editor of their syndicated Light One Candle column, and producer/scriptwriter of the annual Christopher Awards ceremony.

  • Lisa Markowicz

    She is an amazing photographer and mother, you can just tell!!! Watching this lil’ boy grow up on facebook has been a joy! I personally know of a mother carrying a lil’ girl right now with Down Syndrome and chose to keep her baby after learning all about Aasher and understanding the true gift God has chosen to give her. God bless little Aasher! The world is simply a better place b/c of all the awareness he has brought! I see that cute lil face and that long beautiful hair and just see
    ‘Love’!


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