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World Peace
World Peace

Rylan Blaise came into our lives 13 months ago but we can't remember life without him. I'm the honorary step-grandmother of Rylan who has Down syndrome, and along with my husband, daughter, two sons and Rylan and his mother we make an interesting bunch. He came from an unplanned pregnancy to a young single mother. Each day brings more joy and love which is given abundantly from him. As he is learning to army crawl, point to his nose, sign "more," "eat" and "all done" he always stops to dance, laugh and give kisses. His smile lights up a room! When we are out in public his personality is contagious. He makes everyone smile and laugh. On a recent trip to the grocery store my youngest son was waiting with Rylan on a bench while I shopped. When I finished and was approaching them I couldn't help but notice an elderly man sitting next to them. He was watching Rylan and my son interacting and the joy on this man's face brought tears to my eyes. It lit up his entire face, his eyes were so bright! This is the effect one little boy has on so many people. As we were leaving my son, who is 15, said "everyone should have a Rylan, he would bring world peace." I couldn't help but to agree.

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Mary Whittaker, United States, CO
10/3/2011 6:51:50 PM
What a beautiful story! I don\'t know Rylan but I already love him! Rulinda is my sister and she talks about Rylan all the time and is constantly posting pictures of him. I know he has made a huge difference in her life!

Aunt Charles, United States, TX
10/4/2011 2:11:07 PM

Fabrice Fidel, United States, TX
10/4/2011 2:12:10 PM
Great Story ! I don\'t really know Ryan but I know he will be a great Kids , His Aunt Charli has posted Picture of him this morning and also talked about him i can tell she loves Him

Jana Hall, United States, TX
10/4/2011 2:23:58 PM
Rylan is such an adorable little man and his mom is hard working single mom. Love this family to death!

Marc Jackson, United States, TX
10/4/2011 2:36:51 PM
I love you Rylan and Jianna and all you others whom I have had the pleasure of having in my life

Ashlyn, United States, TX
10/4/2011 3:22:28 PM
I love Rylan!! When I had dinner with Rylan and some friends at buffalo wild wings , I wanted to hold him the entire time. He is so cute and adorable. I love him!!!

Darius Curry, United States, TX
10/4/2011 4:15:49 PM
Good luck Rylan!! I got love for all yall!!!

Andrew Cordero, United States, TX
10/4/2011 5:13:44 PM

Luke Mergerson, United States, TX
10/4/2011 6:28:44 PM
Good luck!!!

Magdelina Garcia, United States, TX
10/4/2011 7:04:38 PM
He is so adorable! Good Luck! :)

Melissa Nuncio, United States, TX
10/4/2011 8:17:23 PM
what a super cute little guy goodluck :)

Aunt Vicki, United States, TX
10/4/2011 8:42:33 PM
You are a lucky boy Master Rylan. Good Luck!!!! XOXOXOXO

Tayo, United States, TX
10/4/2011 10:01:07 PM
helping out a fellow bobcat

Sharita McNealy, United States, TX
10/4/2011 10:25:07 PM
Rylan!! Loved the entire family! Best mom ever and friend! Much love!

Brooke , United States, TX
10/4/2011 11:39:43 PM
Rylan blaze I love you with all my heart you are like my nepew just not blood, my mom and i have been with you every step of the way watching you grow up, we have had the pleasure and opportunity to have you and your mom live with us. It haas changed us i

Vilma Allajbeu, United States, TX
10/5/2011 12:26:01 AM
Rylan Blaze I hope and pray you win this contest , wish you a good life !

Cindy Shaw, United States, TX
10/5/2011 1:20:35 AM
What a sweet boy! Good luck, Rylan!!

Jade Waldroup, United States, TX
10/5/2011 11:03:39 AM
so adorable! good luck!!! :)

Meahan Dooley, United States, TX
10/6/2011 9:14:57 PM
I hope all these kids win in some way.

[email protected], United States, TX
1/10/2012 11:29:34 AM
I have an uncle and an aunt who both have down syndrome so I know how it is to be able to provide and help! God Bless you

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