Fun Fridays – October 12, 2018

Stefan Xidas has Down Syndrome and a dream of singing the National Anthem before a Chicago Cubs baseball game. His wish came true a month ago. And, as promised, he now has raised over $20,000 for Special Olympics at this GoFundMe page.

This one simply gave me a joy-filled smile. Hope it does the same for you.

The full song is below in a second video.

Dreams can come true.

8 Responses to Fun Fridays – October 12, 2018

  1. Shirlee Abbott October 12, 2018 at 6:33 am #

    Not just a joy-filled smile, Steve. Joy-filled tears. I had an uncle with Downs, and this made me cry. Thank you.

  2. Meg MacDonald October 12, 2018 at 9:24 am #

    This is beautiful, Steve!!

    We are the parents of three adopted children. We never anticipated parenting special needs kids, but two of them are. At times (like now) it is overwhelming. Just last night I confided in a close friend, telling her hat I just want to throw down my sword and cry for awhile. God is good, but the struggle continues. Stories like this remind me of the still-untapped potential these young people have and fill me with hope for their futures.

  3. Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D October 12, 2018 at 10:17 am #

    Awesome. Thanks so much for sharing this Steve. It was the highlight of my week. The tears in my eyes made it hard to type this comment!

  4. Kay DiBianca October 12, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    With tears in my eyes, I salute Stefan — and Steve for giving us this moment.

  5. Roberta Sarver October 12, 2018 at 1:36 pm #

    Wow, what a video! I’m another with tears in my eyes. Thanks for posting it.

  6. Sister Georjean October 12, 2018 at 5:01 pm #

    This is a winner!!! Powerful and so full of love!!! What a blessing!!!

    • Heidi dukes October 13, 2018 at 9:45 am #

      Amazing and touched my heart at the core!!!

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