As Christian educates and inspires us, his parents reach out to help others as well. Helen talked about projects and individuals that she supports like the young woman who makes beautiful scarves, and a community (http://www.coventryreserve.org/) that is being created to support adults who have Down syndrome and their aging parents. Even the little things like allowing people to “see how much I love him” have an impact on attitudes. We all have a story to tell and an opportunity to change the assumptions made about Down syndrome. What I learned from my new friend is that everyone deserves the chance to find that something that they love to do. Don’t settle for less and don’t give up looking.
The stories here deserve to be shared and I thank IDSC for the opportunity to hear them!
To see Christian’s pottery visit his website: http://christianroyalpottery.com/
He’s also on Facebook (http://christianroyalpottery.com/ ) and Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/source/christianroyalpottery.com/).
You can watch the documentary about his pottery at the Joni and Friends (http://www.joniandfriends.org/television/christian-royal-potters-hands/) website.