Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day 2016

21/03/2016

I am from England, l have my Mother, my Father and they have 4 sons, I am youngest of the Family. “We are Family”

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When I was 15 I locked myself in my bedroom, I was upset, when I came out I asked my dad “Why do I have Down Syndrome?”

My dad didn’t know what to say, he said it was the hardest question he had ever been asked. He told me that ” God made the world in 6 days, then there was the Sabbath and on the 8th day he realised something was missing and he created people with Down Syndrome”.

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l have an amazing life. When l lived in a care home l used to meet my friend Pat in town every Saturday for drama, l need a new drama partner now, l love my friend.

Now l live in Spain and I travel all round the world….. like Reuben’s World!

 

Some of the things I have done so far:

 

Moved to Spain to live with my brother Manni

Go on tours of Andalucia with my brother

Visited Nantucket in America to stay with my brother Nathan

Had my handwriting turned into a font

Visited Norwich Cathedral to talk about them using my font in their education programme

Went on holiday to Croatia

Went on holiday to Morocco

Moved to the countryside with my brother and now we have chickens

I write this blog Reuben’s World

I raise money for charity on my blog

I even got a personal video message from one of my heros, Whoopi Goldberg, on my 30th birthday….

 

 

Some of the things I will be doing next:

 

Visiting the UK to see my parents

Going to St Paul’s Cathedral

 

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My message to other people with Down Syndrome:

l have got Downs inside and not outside. Downs people are always a Gift of God! Having Down Syndrome doesn’t mean we have less of something, we have an extra chromosome which means we are extra special!

For more information about World Down Syndrome Day 2016 visit the website https://worlddownsyndromeday.org/wdsd-2016

 

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  • Diana Berryman
    21/03/2016 at 9:30 am

    Brilliant post Reuben, there really is no stopping you, so proud to call you my friend xxx

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    • manni
      @Diana Berryman
      29/03/2016 at 1:38 pm

      Hello Diana Thank you l am amazing am proud to call you […] Read MoreHello Diana Thank you l am amazing am proud to call you my friend to Love from Reuben xxxxxx Read Less

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  • Annie B
    21/03/2016 at 9:30 am

    Both you and what you write are beautiful Ruben. Your words Are so special. I also love it when you come visit Vejer and we […] Read MoreBoth you and what you write are beautiful Ruben. Your words Are so special. I also love it when you come visit Vejer and we go body surfing!! Please come visit soon and keeping writing your blog too XX Read Less

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    • manni
      @Annie B
      29/03/2016 at 2:29 pm

      Hello Annie B Thank you for your Post that was amazing Surfing l […] Read MoreHello Annie B Thank you for your Post that was amazing Surfing l will come Keep writing that's from Strictly Come Dancing love From Reuben xxxxxxx Read Less

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  • Lisa Davies
    21/03/2016 at 9:34 am

    Great blog Reuben, you certainly have a great life,

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    • manni
      @Lisa Davies
      29/03/2016 at 4:39 pm

      Hello Lisa Thank you is amazing l have amazing life love from Reuben […] Read MoreHello Lisa Thank you is amazing l have amazing life love from Reuben xxxxx Read Less

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  • Cospain-Davidson
    21/03/2016 at 9:58 am

    Reuben. Your world Rocks. You Rock. You are an example and gift to everyone who crosses your path. I love you. Soaps

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    • manni
      @Cospain-Davidson
      29/03/2016 at 4:51 pm

      Hello Soaps Thank you my path is Reubens walk meet my Mother and father […] Read MoreHello Soaps Thank you my path is Reubens walk meet my Mother and father my walk is amazing am l said to my Mother Don.t cry Mum you are my holy hope love you Reubs xxxxxx Read Less

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  • Katherine
    21/03/2016 at 10:28 am

    Thank you for sharing your interesting story. You taught me something about Down Syndrome and it made me happy to hear your story.

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    • manni
      @Katherine
      29/03/2016 at 5:05 pm

      Hello Katherine it is interesting story am Gift of God l got Down […] Read MoreHello Katherine it is interesting story am Gift of God l got Down Syndrome inside not outside Thank you love from Reuben xxxxxx Read Less

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