Historic: First U.S. teen with Down syndrome reaches Mt. Everest base camp

Awesome:  A courageous young man from Oregon made history with the first recorded account of an American teenager with Down syndrome to reach a base camp of Mt. Everest. After nearly two weeks of walking, 15-year old Eli Reimer reached 17,600 feet. Eli’s father, Justin, joined his son for the ascent in an effort to raise funds [Read More...]

Student with Down Syndrome crowned Homecoming King

This seems a fitting followup to the image I posted yesterday. From the Washington Post: Kevin Schombert, a student with Down Syndrome, was crowned homecoming king this weekend at Urbana High School in Frederick County. Schombert is a manager for the school’s basketball team and a huge sports fan. “Kevin lives, breathes and bleeds Urbana [Read More...]


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