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Syrian Dentistry Student Proudly Talks About Dad with Down Syndrome

A Syrian dentistry student recently went viral after he shared his pride in his father who has Down Syndrome. A lot of people were rather curious about their life as a family, but Sader Issa announced that he will always be proud of his dad, Jad.

Responsible Father

I am proud of my father. Throughout my life, he has been the greatest support for me when I needed it,” the young man shared.

Father with Down Syndrome
Photo credit: Sader Issa / The Epoch Times

Despite having Down syndrome, Jad spent 20 years working in a wheat mill to support his family. He still continues doing it to send his son Sader to school and because he just loves having something to do.

My son is a doctor,” Jad would proudly tell everyone he meets for the first time. He also knows he has Down syndrome and understands his responsibility as a dad to Sader.

Father with Down Syndrome
Photo credit: Sader Issa / The Epoch Times

Yes, I have Down syndrome, but I raised this man and did everything in my power to make him become a doctor and help others,” he added.

Curious Family Life

But a lot of people were rather curious about their little family, particularly because his mother does not have Down syndrome. Some think that it is strange that his mother would fall in love with someone who has Down syndrome and actually settle down with him. The two had been together for over two decades!

Father with Down Syndrome
Photo credit: Sader Issa / The Epoch Times

I believe if the two partners were on the same page, then, why not get married? They are intellectually suitable for each other; very simple but loving and caring people,” Sader said, defending his parents’ love.

Netizens were surprised by their story but expressed support for the family.

This is such a wonderful story. The father is an angel and raised a very fine man. Never underestimate anyone with DS. May God bless all of you. Congratulations to this amazing family. Thanks for sharing this story,” one netizen wrote.

Father with Down Syndrome
Photo credit: Sader Issa / The Epoch Times

Beautiful story of love and commitment to your children. Thank you to this family for sharing,” another commented.

Beautiful and powerful story that love overcomes all obstacles. Thank you for sharing,” another agreed.

Why is Wheat Milled?

Wheat is milled to turn the whole grains into flour that has consistent fineness. The mill process makes use of various rollers and sieves where the wheat kernels pass through for the grinding and sifting process that creates the flour.

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