As the mother of a child with Down Syndrome (see Molly’s story here), I cried happy tears yesterday for a child I’ve never even met.
It was homecoming last night for Fletcher High School, here in Jacksonville. Every girl dreams of being crowned homecoming queen (okay, so I didn’t, but most do!). Cara Stieglitz, a Fletcher student with Down Syndrome was in the running for homecoming queen… and she won! Isn’t that just the coolest?! Here’s a link to one of the many local news stories.
|Photo from News4Jax.com|
The students of Fletcher High School should be applauded for accepting Cara. They have made the dreams come true for an amazing girl who has achieved and overcome so much in her life. I hope she knows that she’s not just an inspiration to those with Down Syndrome, but she’s an inspiration to everyone who faces hurdles and struggles in their lives.
I can’t wait to share Cara’s story with my Molly one day! She’s such an awesome inspiration and role model! Can’t you just picture Molly wearing the Homecoming Queen crown one day? I can!
Learn more about Down Syndrome at the National Down Syndrome Society