Saturday, December 6, 2008

Another Down syndrome story

"When I first started to work on this story, I thought maybe I shouldn't do it. I thought you might see that I have Down syndrome, and that you wouldn't like me.
My mom thinks that's silly. "Have you ever met anyone who didn't like you because you have Down syndrome?" she asks me. She's right, of course. (She usually is!)"

Read the rest of this story written by Melissa, a teenager with Down syndrome HERE.


Melissa said...

Great article! She's very inspirational & I hope that I get to listen to her music someday;)

Michelle said...

Unfortunately Melissa Riggio passed away last year, or earlier this year after battling leukemia. Her father is the CEO of Barnes & Noble. Here is her obit in the NY Times: