If you need a feel-good story to brighten your day, or if you want to show others the value of people with Down syndrome, we’ve got the perfect thing for you!
Over 90% of unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted. This chronic tragedy shows that the medical profession and society in general doesn’t understand the joy and blessings of having a child with Down syndrome. A new TV episode of Facing Life Head-On is helping to change that.
The half-hour program is called A Crowning Achievement and viewers soon realize why. Drew Anderson and Toni Alten-Crowe were students at Loveland High School in Cincinnati, OH. Both have Down syndrome. And both were part of a new mentoring internship for high school seniors. The goal was to integrate students with Down syndrome into the student population. Not only was the pilot class a huge success (there’s a waiting list of seniors to get in), Drew and Toni became two of the most beloved students in the school.
This spring the students of Loveland High School created a prom to remember. It was also a night that Drew and Toni would never forget. Drew and Toni were crowned prom king and queen!
“What unfolded on screen between these students was heartwarming and very emotional,” said Brad Mattes, host and executive producer of Facing Life Head-On. “Not many episodes make me cry. This one did.”
A Crowning Achievement is an excellent tool to use in your efforts to change hearts and minds on abortion when it comes to loving and giving individuals with Down syndrome. Watch the entire episode online, or to order a DVD to share with others.