Everyone has a best friend. Someone you talk to everyday, someone who knows all your secrets. Someone who can always put a smile on your face no matter how mad or sad you might be. My best friend is Andrew William Bash and he has Down syndrome.
I met Andrew my junior year of high school. I was in a peer tutoring class and worked with the special education students in my school. I had noticed Andrew right away. He always had a look on his face like he was up to something or keepng a secret. The more I got to know him, the more I became interested in Down syndrome.
Andrew always knows how to make me laugh. Whether he is singing at the top of his lungs or taking his shirt off when he throws a fit. I will never forget watching the same Barney episodes every day and dancing around the classroom together singing. Andrew has changed my life forever. He has made me a better person and a more accpeting person to people with disabilities.
Seeing Andrew get so excited when he would see me walk in the room is what made my senior year the best ever. Andrew has opened my eyes in so many ways. Because of him, I know want to adopt a child with Down syndrome. I love you, Andrew Bash. Best Friends FOREVER.