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Cousin Kyle
Cousin Kyle

Family has always been something extra special to me. There is nothing better than getting together with my cousins, aunts and uncles, especially when my cousin, Kyle, is a part of the party. Kyle is a 23-year-old young man with Down syndrome that brings joy to everyone around him and loves nothing more than spending time with his cousins. Whether it is going to the beach, cheering on the local team at sporting events, hosting our annual family party, the “Crab Cake Cook-off,” or jamming to the Mary Poppins’ soundtrack, Kyle is always sharing his smile with those around him. Kyle graduated in 2013 from St. Michael Special School in New Orleans and now works at the Joy Center located inside his school. He has been the “Worker of the Week” award recipient many times! Outside of school, Kyle keeps busy with swimming, attending dances through his “We Care” social club, participating in the Special Olympics, walking in the New Orleans Buddy Walk and riding annually in the “Krewe of Little Rascals” Mardi Gras parade. Kyle is awesome! I am lucky to have a cousin and a best friend like him!




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Leon Mongue, United States, MA
8/6/2014 12:36:49 PM
Great young adults

trayce rupp, United States, GA
8/5/2014 8:57:50 AM
great story

Bobby McCabe, United States, FL
8/4/2014 9:58:13 PM
Always cool to see kyle take control of the crab cook-off!

David Koscielniak, United States, LA
8/4/2014 9:38:58 PM
Great job Bridget. You and Kyle have a special bond and that is incredible to see!

Mary Smith, United States, FL
8/4/2014 8:20:15 PM
Very inspirational

Erin, United States, FL
8/4/2014 7:55:41 PM
Beautiful story! Thank you

Rachel Walker, United States, FL
8/4/2014 6:46:42 PM
Kyle and Bridget are two of the most inspiring people I have ever met. Being around either of them truly encourages you to be a better person and seek only the positives in life!

Susan Keaveney Walker, United States, FL
8/4/2014 6:39:32 PM
You can't be around Kyle for long and not have a huge smile on your face! Great story great family!

karen frasure, United States, FL
8/4/2014 6:27:07 PM
lovely story.

Faith Donohue, United States, GA
8/4/2014 5:08:36 PM
Amazing relationship, great family!

Jane Funk, United States, FL
8/4/2014 4:47:04 PM
This family lives their love.

ReRe K. Anderson, United States, FL
8/4/2014 4:14:18 PM
Kyle & Bridget are the best of friends! They are supercalifragilisticexpialidocious !!!!

Joy Platte, United States, WV
8/4/2014 2:45:47 PM
Wonderful story about a wonderful young man!!

Peter Floyd, United States, NC
8/4/2014 2:38:58 PM
Kyle is a very special soul!

Jessica Gale , United States, MA
8/4/2014 1:23:54 PM
Awesome write up!

Beth Pierce, United States, NC
8/4/2014 12:53:16 PM
:)

Kate Kenny, United States, LA
8/4/2014 9:46:56 AM
I love Kyle and Bridget. Great job, Bridget, you totally captured Kyle!

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