Parents with Down syndrome are just as affectionate as any other parent.
This is the lesson that we can all gain after learning about his dad from a Syrian student’s story. Sader Issa, who is studying dentistry in Syria, revealed how his father Jad, who has Down Syndrome, raised him.
According to Jad’s son, his father loved him so much and did his best to make his life the same as any child. Sader explained the selflessness of his father and a real community pillar. Scroll down for interviews with Sader himself by the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), which is conscious of Sader’s case and the tale of his uncle.
In this video interview, Sader Issa told the Syrian Social Development society everything about how he was raised by his dad who has Down syndrome
Sader is not ashamed of his father; he is very proud of him because he helped to make him the man with the right values he is today. No one says it’s easy to deal with Down Syndrome, but Sader and his dad Jad managed to create a loving relationship that would inspire many men.
Father and son usually visit the workplace of the farmer at the mill near their home. “I’m proud of my father. Throughout my life he has been the greatest support for me when I needed it,” Sader said about his dad, who in his community is viewed favourably because people know that he shows his affection for others without needing or anticipating anything in exchange.
Sader spoke about his father and family after drawing attention to the fact that he is partly bound by a contract he signed with a production company called The Rascals, limiting what he could talk about. “We wish all people were able to accept that being different is not something to be ashamed of.
People with Down Syndrome are different but they have feelings, aspirations, a mind of their own. They are capable of living a normal life when there are social acceptance and supportive society,” Sader mused.
“Let us give them a chance and see what great capabilities they have,” he said about people with Down Syndrome. “According to NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society), only three cases have been recognized of fathers with DS and we are not one of these three cases.
The relationship between the father and son is warm and loving like you’d expect in any family
One of the aspects that strike us in the emotions is that Jad always tells people that “my son is a surgeon,” and he is proud of Sader.
“It’s possible to see when his eyes are filled with joy and satisfaction as if to express: yes, I have Down syndrome, but I raised this man and did everything in my power to make him become a doctor and help others,” Sader explained.
Jad is a prime example of his society, and his friends and family love him.
It’s not just Down Syndrome parents who unconditionally love their kids. Experts also conducted research on Down Syndrome parents, with children and the results were heartwarming. According to a 2012 survey, 99% of the 2,044 respondents who took part in the research claimed they love their children. 97% stated that they are proud of them, and 79% felt their overall experience was more optimistic because they had them in their lives. Just 5% of parents felt humiliated by their children, and 4% regretted having them. This means that the large majority of Down Syndrome parents are happy to raise their children the way they are.
People thought that the father-son relationship was beautiful