Family’s Home Vandalized After They Adopted Two Children (VIDEO)

Family’s Home Vandalized After They Adopted Two Children (VIDEO)

Hollis family adopted two girls from from the Ukraine with Down Syndrome. But for some bizarre reason someone in the community wasn’t happy about it, so they vandalized the Hollis home. Mrs. Hollis said that “That day changed my life forever.” Her two sons, 6 and 7 at the time, decided to fight back and make a video…

These boys wanted to stick up for their sisters and family like big brothers should. This all happened in 2011 but their story is as relevant today as it was then. The brothers made a video encouraging awareness and asking people to stop using the word ‘retard’.

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With the help of mom they created index cards that would help put their point across. The entire thing was so endearing that it brought a little tear to my eye. The cards said things like:

“Our sisters are…realizing that with some hard work and help they can do anything,”

“Ready to play or dance whenever you are!”

“Reading new words all the time. Reacting with a range of emotions—they are NOT always happy!”

“That is a stereotype about people with Down Syndrome,”

“Don’t believe us? The you take away Meg’s iPad and see how she reacts!”

“Receiving the love and support of many. Thank you,”

“Refusing to give up! They work hard each day.”

“Recruiting others to help them on their journey. Will you?”

“They are changing the world! Reducing ignorance, intolerance, and hate,”

“And replacing those ugly things with hope, love and respect.”

Throughout the whole thing they teach you about their sisters and how relatable the little girls are. Really sweet pictures are displayed at various points in the video as well.

Close to the end they make the best statement of all:

“Our sisters are NOT Retards,”

Then the next cards read “retard” and each boy tears their card in half which was warmly symbolic of what they’re asking the viewer. They then ask the viewer to help in stopping the use of the word “retard” by taking the pledge at www.r-word.org. So far over 700,000 people have made the online pledge. YOU can sign the pledge HERE.

These young boys aren’t afraid of standing up for change. If you want your kid to have the courage to stand outside of millennial culture you should give them this book ‘101 Things All Young Adults Should Know’. Author John Hawkins teaches in chapter 28 of the book ‘Don’t stay in a bad situation because you are afraid of change.’

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