Sader Issa, a dentistry student from Syria is sharing with the world his story of being raised by a dad with down syndrome and the young man couldn't be more proud of his dad's identity.
Parents love their kids unconditionally without any expectations in return. The same goes for down syndrome parents. This Syrian dentistry student shares his journey of being raised by a down syndrome dad and according to Sader, he wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Sader explains that his dad is a real contributor to the community and he is a selfless man who showered him with love during his childhood to make it the same as any other kid's.
The young man is not ashamed of his dad, in fact, he proudly tells the world who his father is because it was Jad who turned him into the man of values, that he is today. Father and son often go together to the former’s workplace at the mill near their home. “I’m proud of my father. Throughout my life he has been the greatest support for me when I needed it,” Sader said about his father who is viewed favorably in his community because people know that he expresses his love for others without wanting or expecting anything in return.
Jad is proud of his son and he always introduces his son "as a doctor" in front of everyone. “It’s possible to see when his eyes are filled with joy and satisfaction, as if to express: yes, I have Down syndrome, but I raised this man and did everything in my power to make him become a doctor and help others,” Sader explained.