Just because something looks a little different, or doesn't "function" the same way, does that mean it's broken?
Is John Michael broken? Does he need fixing?
Society is uncomfortable with differences. Often people will either stare, or look away so as not to be bothered by it. Difference, that is...
My parents didn't go to school beyond 8th grade, but they are smarter than many book-smart people I know.
Let's not measure worth by IQ and "what" you know... John Michael is a smart, clever, quick little guy who loves to learn and explore and play. He gives the greatest hugs and best spontaneous "Love you, Mom" EVER! John Michael's preschool teacher, who has not had experience with kids with Ds before John Michael, recently told me, "John Michael will never have a teacher who doesn't love him."
That spoke volumes to me.
He has the ability at his young age to change hearts and minds and help people be more caring, compassionate, open-minded to differences, and it doesn't matter if he looks or acts different. It really is what's inside that counts and for another to have the right eyes to see.