Mom Of Son With Down Syndrome Issues Simple Plea To Parents

An Illinois mom’s Facebook post is shedding light on the experiences of kids with special needs.  Kristen Miller Rumphol has two children, a 12-year-old daughter named Mackenzie and an 11-year-old son named Brandon, who has Down syndrome.  After spending a day with her kids at a public pool in Algonquin, she felt inspired to write an open letter about Brandon’s experience there.  “Today while at the swimming pool my heart was breaking!” she wrote. “You see NO ONE wanted to play with my son. He would go up to other kids and say ‘hi boy or hi girl.’ He is still categorized as nonverbal and he is hard to understand but he was trying his best! Every single time the kids would either look at him weird and say nothing or just swim away.” She continued, “Brandon would look back at me with a look of disappointment. Not understanding why the kids were being mean to him.” Rumphol urged her fellow parents to educate their kids. “Tell your children that children with special needs want the same thing they do, they want to be accepted,” she wrote. “They want to be included and treated just like every other ‘normal’ child. They want friends that won’t judge them and will just accept them as they are.” The mom’s post had been shared over 15,000 times on Tuesday. Rumphol told HuffPost she wrote the open letter because she wants to see change in the way kids wi...
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