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#1 1978murray OFFLINE  

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 08:01 PM

so I let my brother matthew, age 10, drive my murray gt before i put it away for the night. Matthew is very speical to me, u see matt was born with down syndrom. So his motor skills arn't to good. But anyway, he enjoys my tractors and goin on rides. so today I let him drive solo. he had the biggest smile on his face and was so happy.
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Posted May 14, 2011 - 08:08 PM

Very nice to involve your sibling and to let him drive solo, you should be proud.

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 08:10 PM

Very nice to involve your sibling and to let him drive solo, you should be proud.


:ditto: I couldnt have said it better :thumbs:

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 08:13 PM

It's a great thing to let him do whatever he can. You seem to know well that it does him good. Smiles are priceless!

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 08:18 PM

That was good of you to have let him do that,they do enjoy doing stuff like that.My neighbors boy had that problem and he used to love come over and help me,especially when I was moving wood.I used to let him drive as well and boy did he love doing stuff like that.BTW he was a good driver.It gives them a sense of pride and makes them feel good about themselves.Larry

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 08:36 PM

That's awesome! Few people experience joy the way that kids with Down syndrome do! What we would consider a routine task, they get so much self esteem from. It's just great that you share in his joy!

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 10:54 PM

It's a memory he will enjoy for a long time, as will you. :thumbs:
When Ryan was younger (6ish) I managed to get one of the MF8 with hydro going... Put spacers on the control cable to keep things slow, the smile was infectious.

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 05:21 PM

Very cool. Can we say priceless!

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Posted May 16, 2011 - 02:25 PM

That is a very special brother that you have.
I enjoyed reading your post and it brought back a lot of memories.
As a group of people, they have to be the happiest and friendliest people around.

My older brother Jay was downs ( they were called mongoloid when I was a kid ).
He was always smiling and would walk right up to strangers to shake there hand and say " Hi, I'm Jay "

It was fun to see how different people would react to that.
Jay lived to be 57 and died about 16 years ago.

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Posted May 16, 2011 - 03:04 PM

Very nice to involve your sibling and to let him drive solo, you should be proud.



:ditto:
I also couldn't have said it any better.

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Posted May 16, 2011 - 03:21 PM

I work with special needs children and I took my 214 in and tiller the school garden last friday. Very cool experience. We have one severely autistic boy who is pretty fond of me in general, but especially when I had my tractor. He doesn't talk much so to see him sit on my tractor was a pretty cool feeling.




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