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My Story About Me
My grandparents are my biggest fans.
My grandparents are my biggest fans.
My Story About Me

My name is Steven. I am 24 years old and I have Down syndrome. I believe in myself and all I can do. I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and I participate in the Special Olympics. I have been playing the recorder for 17 years, since the age of 7 years old. My favorite songs to play at family get-togethers is "Amazing Grace" and "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven. I am from a big family. I love my parents, my sisters, all my aunts, uncles, cousins and especially my grandparents. I love animals and had a cocker spaniel named Chippy for 11 years. I miss him. I am a high school graduate from Bishop Ford HS in Brooklyn, NY. I have lots of friends. I go to Friday night socials to hang out with my friends. I am a hardworking person. Now, for the past three years, I am a volunteer at a nursing home and work in the dining room. I travel by public bus five times a week. I even traveled on a train to Penn Station to go to Madison Square Garden to see the Knicks play. They beat the Bucks by 2 points, 101 to 99. My hope and dream is that one day I would get a paying job in a store. I hope to get a salary. I love sports. I play baseball. My team is called The Challengers. One night a week I play basketball and swim at the YMCA. I am a winner! At the Special Olympics I won a Silver Medal in Floor Hockey skills. I won a Gold Medal in swimming last year. I will do it again this year!




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mary zouvelos, United States, NY
4/5/2011 7:51:11 PM
Steven you are such a great writer and athlete. I am so proud of you. GREAT JOB !<3 Your stories always come out great and you make the BEST cards ever. Keep up the good work. Love you <3 (:

Karen Notar, United States, NY
4/5/2011 4:53:42 PM
Steven, this is a story of inspiration. I did enjoy it ! Wishing you lots of luck for your future.

Mary Elizabeth Williams, United States, NY
4/4/2011 10:37:17 AM
I loved your story, you are a very good writer. Sounds like there are a lot more medals in your future :) Good luck!

Anthony Di Bari, United States, FL
4/2/2011 1:14:20 PM
Steven, We are so proud and happy to know you and spend time with you. You are an amazing person. Tony & Gloria

dominic parascandolo, United States, NY
4/2/2011 11:05:21 AM
hello steven...gthis is grandpa...you are my best friend and i love you very much...good luck with your life...hope you as happy as you make me feel...you are doing a great job...kdeep it up...love you...

christina zouvelos , United States, New York
4/2/2011 10:59:34 AM
hi steven this is your cousin christina you did such a great job! keep up the good work love you!

Aunt Tina, United States, NY
4/1/2011 9:38:26 PM
"Steven, We are so proud of you! We love you very much. You have been a great gift to our family. You are truly blessed by God and we are blessed to have you in our lives. Pray to St. Joseph and you will get a very good job. Love, Aunt Tina, Uncle "

Anna Garvin, United States, NY
4/1/2011 6:35:59 PM
I love your story Steven. Your Aunt Geraldine speaks so highly of you. After reading your story I can see why she is so proud of you. I send you good wishes as you work toward achieving all you goals.

Gloria Di Bari, United States, FL
4/1/2011 2:57:27 PM
"Stevie, We totally enjoyed your story. You are very a very special person. We love you ! Tony & Gloria"

Tony DiBari, United States, NY
4/1/2011 1:18:14 PM
Steven... you are a terrific writer, an amazing athlete and musician and a wonderful person. Keep up the great work!

Donna dertinger, United States, NY
4/1/2011 9:17:47 AM
Steven I loved your story it was very moving and delightful to read. Keep up the writing you are very good.

Geraldine P. DiBari, United States, NY
4/1/2011 8:24:09 AM
Steven writes the most poetic and heartfelt thank you notes and birthday cards. I am lucky to be a recipient of those beautiful notes from time to time! aunt ger :)

Roland Nardini, United States, NJ
3/30/2011 6:20:18 PM
It is a privilege to know Steven. He has accomplished great things to date and will surely achieve all his goals.

Maria Nardini, United States, NJ
3/30/2011 6:11:23 PM
A beautiful story from a truly beautiful person! Awe inspiring!

Geraldine P. DiBari, United States, NY
3/30/2011 4:21:23 PM
Steven you are my inspiration!

Alexa Venti, United States, NY
3/30/2011 2:40:26 PM
I loved Steven story. It is true and sincere. It is was he is all about in everyday life. It shows what one person can do for himself and that there are no limits to anyone, only the ones we put on ourselves. Thank you for this beautiful experience.

Helen Loumeau, United States, NY
3/29/2011 7:17:19 PM
I loved your story!

toni ann caturano, United States, NY
3/29/2011 6:31:39 PM
I loved your story. You are a winner! God bless you.

Jane Connors, United States, NJ
3/29/2011 6:25:00 PM
I loved reading your story. It sounds like you have so many things that you enjoy and that is truly wonderful! Keep up all your hard work.

Carol Riis, United States , NY
3/29/2011 6:20:06 PM
What a great story. You must be a very talented musician to be able to play Ode to Joy. I am very impressed by all your activities especially working in the dining room at the nursing home. I thought your story was excellant and very well written. Thanks

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