Bullying has reached epidemic proportions over the last few years in the United States and the disabled and people who have Down syndrome are not immune from it.Sadly, a very high percentage of babies diagnosed in the womb as having Down syndrome are killed in abortions. Those lucky enough to be born then face things like this.
Here’s what happened when one family with a child with Down syndrome child responded to bullying. The family had been attacked because her two daughters have Down Syndrome: “RETARDS.” “Get Outta here.”
“We live in a small town in Central Illinois and woke one morning in April 2011 to find our home and cars had been spray painted,” says Anne Hollis.
“That day changed my life forever.”
But her two sons said they wanted to make a video, to “Speak up for our sisters.”
Meet the Hollis Boys, age 6 and 7. Here’s is how they responded.