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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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14 responses to “UK student with Down syndrome breaks down barriers en route to graduation”

  1. nocode96

    I make no secret I think you’re the best writer KSR has, and apparently, you’re a fairly young guy. This article took my train of thought from “dude is a great basketball writer” to “dude is a great writer”. Really well written article about a young lady and her triumphs en route to achieving her goals. Well done.

    1. Gnarly Wiggums

      I’m also a father of a child with DS and want say both CONGRATULATIONS to Megan and thank you for posting this story.

    2. mmoss72

      Thanks for this great article. And a father of a child with DS I think it’s very important for others to see articles like this. It helps change people’s view of people with DS. Thank you for your help in changing the world

    3. Irish son

      Well said, This is a great story

  2. bigblue98

    Congratulations to Megan and thank you for this wonderful story. Her abilities and hard work are to be commended. Even more fantastic is the fact she will be helping others and what a tremendous role model she is.

  3. Catfan4life-original

    Amazing to see someone with Downs be able to accomplish so much. My brother has Downs and is nowhere near as high functioning but has still had such a positive impact on those he encounters. I am simply amazed by her accomplishments. Truly impressive and truly inspiring!

  4. JoeBee

    As the father of a beautiful 5 year old daughter with DS, I’m very moved by the perseverance of Megan! Megan has become a trailblazer and inspiration for Special Needs children/adults across the Commonwealth. Megan instills in me the hope, that my child can be a self sufficient, productive member of society. And to Jack, thank you.

    GO BIG BLUE!

    1. rickpitinoisavampire

      Another DS dad here. Thanks for the write up on this amazing young woman. My kid is finishing up high school this year and Megan WILL be mentioned in our graduation speech! So inspiring!
      Thanks for giving our loved ones a mention sir.

  5. ibescootch

    I’m also a parent of a child with Down Syndrome, and this is such a great story! Thanks for putting it out there!

    Btw, and I hate to be THAT guy, but I probably wouldn’t say “suffering from Down Syndrome” 🙂 It isn’t a bad back or cancer, and I’m not sure I’ve ever met an individual with DS that seems to be suffering. Rather, they may be the most consistently joyful and hopeful people I’ve ever met!

  6. Paw

    Megan you are a Super Hero !! Great Job!! Can’t wait to see you graduate with honors!! Welcome to the Big Blue Nation, Go Get them Wildcat !!

  7. bige

    Congrats Miss McCormick.
    A wonderful, and perspective changing story.

    Thanks!

  8. Skooms

    Way to go Meagan!! Thanks for the great article Jack!!

  9. Swizzle

    Awesome