Roy, the first magna cum laude college grad from Texas Southern University with Down syndrome, received no special education. "Anyone who doesn't believe in God hasn't seen this -- how far he's come," says his dad of his son, who was in the college's fine arts program.
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Emmanuel Joseph Bishop
This multi-lingual activist is an altar boy, accomplished golfer, swimmer, and violinist, who believes that "he must use his gift from God in the pursuit of a greater cause, that of demonstrating that people with Down syndrome are like everyone else."
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Ochi started learning the piano from an early age, and since he was 14, he has been performing and composing in public. He has also recorded four albums.
The TED Talks speaker has not only swum the British Channel but has also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Portland. Gaffney created a foundation in her name to encourage inclusion for those with disabilities.
Harris proved a worthy entrepreneur when he was the first person with Down syndrome to open his own restaurant, called Tim's Place, where he offered free hugs to his patrons. Eventually he closed the restaurant to join his sweetheart in a different state.
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Now a familiar face, Brewer was the first person with Down syndrome to take to the catwalk at New York Fashion Week. She is also an actress and an activist who has worked to have the word retard withdrawn from Texas state legislation.
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