Posts Tagged ‘Down syndrome’

A Moving Tribute to Children with Down Syndrome

March 21, 2014


girl-with-down-syndromeToday is World Down Syndrome Day, and there’s no better way to commemorate it than this heartwarming video produced by CoorDown, an Italian Down Syndrome advocacy group.

When an expectant mother learned the baby she was carrying had Down Syndrome, she reached out and confessed her anxiety to CoorDown. She asked a simple question: “I’m scared: What kind of life will my child have?” They answered with this (more…)

Tim’s Place—Breakfast With a Hug!

March 13, 2013



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Tim Harris, owner of Tim’s Place in Albuquerque, New Mexico (photo courtesy of AOL)


Welcome to Tim’s Place, a full-service restaurant where every meal is served with a heaping portion of love and hugs from owner Tim Harris.

I knew Tim was a special kind of guy when I read that he was elected homecoming king at his Albuquerque high school by the highest margin of votes in school history.

Here is a bio of Tim courtesy of his website:

The famous quote from Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it” has been the driving force behind the life of Tim Harris. Born in 1986 with Down Syndrome, Tim’s life has been defined by exceeding expectations.

As a 2004 graduate of Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tim was elected homecoming king by the highest margin of votes in school history. During graduation week, Tim was also voted Student of the Year by the administration, faculty, and staff.

In the fall of 2004, Tim moved to Roswell, New Mexico to attend Eastern New Mexico University. Tim lived in a college dorm and graduated in 2008 with certificates in Food Service, Office Skills and Restaurant Hosting. During college Tim worked at a variety of local restaurants including CiCi’s Pizza, Golden Corral, IHOP, and Peppers Bar and Grill.

After college, Tim worked as a host at Applebee’s restaurant in Albuquerque and spent time living aboard a sailboat with his parents and traveling throughout the Bahamas where he first earned his nickname (more…)