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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Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.