Monday, January 20, 2014

Video: A dad's journey with a son who has Down syndrome



"And then, little by little, the Down syndrome disappeared and Luca appeared." That's Pablo Poncini talking about his son, Luca, 13. They live in Argentina. The 1000 Miles of Luca, a video about a road trip the pair took through the glorious Patagonia mountains, is getting good attention online.

An advertising executive, Poncini was approached to do a campaign on including kids with special needs. He chose to make it personal, sharing that he fainted when he learned his newborn had Down syndrome. In the 9-minute video, he and Luca look like any father and son enjoying time alone. The two send an awesome message: Kids with DS may seem different but to their parents, they are like any child.

Bet you can relate.

 


Screen grab: The 1000 Miles of Luca video

9 comments:

  1. Ellen....
    I love the name Luca {And might use it for a fictional children's story character someday!! We shall see!!} Luca was a character on ER!! Handsome. Attractive. A lady's man to a default.... ;)
    "In the 9-minute video, he and Luca look like any father and son enjoying time alone. The two send an awesome message: Kids with DS may seem different but to their parents, they are like any child.". I like that!! ;-D
    --Raelyn
    PS. Sorry I have not read/commented lately. I am currently recovering from a strained right knee!! ;)

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    1. Something I neglected to mention. Luca is Beautifully Unique!! Like my Down syndrome brother. As well as Max. Plus everyone else who was born different!! Beautifully Unique!! ;-D

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  2. We parents of special needs know that they can bring the purest of joys, the deepest of love, the greatest of challenges and the most fun!
    http://www.parentingadultspecialneeds.com/about-the-author/

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  3. I love how the video focuses on the fact that Luca is Luca and he's a happy young boy, not a diagnosis - kinda like how you focus on Max as Max, the Cars-loving, sweet kid he is instead of a diagnosis. Which is brilliant!

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  4. OMG Bawling in the very very very best of ways. Huge thank you.

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Thanks for sharing!