The Encounter That Made This Father Take an Emotional Video About Down Syndrome


A father of a child with Down syndrome took to Facebook to right a wrong.

Robb Scott, a professional artist from Nova Scotia, Canada, posted a video to his Facebook page on Saturday, February 20. In it, he describes an incident he witnessed at the movie section in a store. Scott overheard a father answer his son’s question about Down syndrome with misinformation — he told the boy it was an illness of “not knowing anything.” Scott, who has a son with Down syndrome, didn’t correct the father and his on. Regretting this decision, Scott took to Facebook to right the wrong and share how Down syndrome has positively affected his life.

“Down syndrome is literally one of the most beautiful things that’s ever happened to my life… It’s not an illness,” Scott says in the video below. “Down syndrome is the best thing that has ever happened to me, but I didn’t say that. I didn’t step up for my son and for other people with Down syndrome.”

See Scott’s moving video below:

 

This is important for me to say. Excuse my emotion.Kelly Macintosh-Scott.

Posted by Robb Scott on Saturday, February 20, 2016

 

Since Scott shared the video on Saturday, it has already been shared more than 2,600 times.

TOPICS
Video,
JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Related to Down Syndrome

Why I’m Not Afraid of the Chaos of Life With Down Syndrome

I confess I’m somewhat over stories about when a diagnosis of Down syndrome is revealed. I get it, it’s the moment when some of us are thrust into a whole new world of special needs parenting, but regardless of whether the needs of the child are special or typical, as parents, we signed up for [...]

5 Things I Want You to Know About My Child With Down Syndrome

Since I was a little girl, I always dreamed of being a mama. I always knew it would change me in ways I could never imagine, but you can never explain it or even dream one can feel what you are feeling once it happens. Each kiddo brings something new and incredible to the table. Something so raw [...]

Former NBA Player Makes Insensitive Remark About Down Syndrome

A former NBA player made an insensitive remark about Down syndrome on Instagram. Gilbert Arenas, who last played professionally in China for the Shanghai Sharks in 2013, posted a photo on Thursday, in which he made several jokes about trying to get courtside seats to see Kobe Bryant’s last game in Los Angeles. Later in the post he [...]

When a Disability Course Taught Me a Hard Truth About Myself as a Parent

It started with an analogy. Less than a century ago, most astronomers assumed the Milky Way was the only galaxy in the universe. As telescopes became more sophisticated, astronomers began to grasp the truth: the heavens are actually filled with countless galaxies, each containing billions of stars. It didn’t change the fact that those galaxies were always there, but it changed [...]