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.