Here’s the weekly test of your tear duct system, courtesy of the NPR StoryCorps segment, featuring a mother and son who talk about his Down Syndrome.
“I thought it was a curse,” Joshua Myers, 29, says.
In fact, he walked into a busy intersection, hoping a car would hit him. But a stranger stopped her car, brought him to it, and started talking to him.
Wouldn’t it be nice if somewhere out there today, she’s listening to the story on NPR? Nobody knows who she is.
“I love my life,” he tells StoryCorps.
Listen StoryCorps: A Mom, A Son With Down Syndrome — And The Love That Made A ‘Curse’ A Gift
February 19, 2016
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