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Tajee, the Great!
Blowing in the wind
Blowing in the wind
Tajee, the Great!

My son Tajee is six years old. He is known for his Obama-esque stride , his very beautiful afro curls, and his laugh. He can also dance really well and loves school. The other day he got a certificate for reading from his school. I was so proud of him. He can't fully verbalize all the stories in his head, yet but he will. During reading time, he gets so engulfed in the characters and illustrations. It's been a challenge for me to not interrupt him while he is creating his own plot. After reading a story to him numerous times, my cheeks hurt from laughing when he already has a sentence ready to roll off his tongue. I remember when had was about 2 years old he had a story called " Causit Causit". He repeated this two word phrase for a full five minutes, but the inflections in his voice and his hand gestures made the story so funny. Anyone who knew Tajee tried to get him to tell the story to them. Boy, did he love that attention! Some would say the odds are stacked against him. He is in fact a young, brown boy with an extra 21rst chromosome. I know people tend to have low expectations of him, particularly because of his diagnosis and the assumptions that come along with that. But then you meet him, and he starts his conversations with the sweetest smile or a grumpy hhrrumph (sound it out it's exactly as Taj would say it). If you are open to him and positive you will meet an amazing little boy who will talk you to death, or until he gets bored- whichever comes first. My son is the love of my life. The day he was born, my entire life changed. But this story is not about me it is about the greatness of what his life can and will be. Tajee is great to me because his smile reintroduces me to what love is. If only you should be so lucky to meet him!




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Velda Webbe Jones, United States, NY
4/15/2011 8:19:29 AM
Tajee is my grandson. We live in close proximity so I see him a lot. He is such a joy. I cannot imagine our lives with him not in it. He is beautiful, SMART and independent. He shows ME how to "work" all the electronic devices e.g. DVD player, iPad etc

Tajhma Carroll, United States, NY
4/14/2011 10:16:58 PM
"I am the very proud grandmother of Tajee, and of my daughter Talina. Talina speaks on how Tajee enlightened the love in her life. I will speak on how Talina have strengtened my life. My daughter is able to show her mother the strength of a parent

Margaret Sampson, United States, Tajee
3/13/2011 5:10:50 PM
Love you Tajee!

Kerri, United States, NY
3/15/2011 1:37:12 PM
Causit, Causit sounds like a great story! Love this story!

ZINA, United States, NY
1/25/2011 11:40:24 AM
THIS STORY TOUCHED MY HEART, AS A PARENT WITH A HANDY CAP CHILD YOU BECOME SO OVERWELMED BY THE OBSTICALS THEY FACE EACH AND EVERYDAY, TAJEE IS SO SPECIAL AND WILL ONE DAY CHANGE THE MINDS OF ALL THOSE WHO BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE LIMITED TO THEIR CONDITIONS

Lorez Hill, United States, NY
4/15/2011 2:42:44 PM
What a touching and inspiring story. I am a friend of the Family and remember when Tajee was a little baby. I was gald to see him recently all grown up. What a blessing and gift to have him here with all of us, knowing one day he will become that very

Leslie Grubler, United States, NY
7/28/2011 9:57:48 PM
This is such a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing. I hope some day, I have the opportunity to meet this little boy who has changed your life so profoundly and ultimately has changed so many others.

Evangolyn Mason, United States, Arizona
8/24/2011 1:57:10 PM
love this story, He is a beautiful lil boy. My daughter makes that same sound lol.

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