My aunt has down syndrome. Her whole life she has proved all the doctors wrong. When she was born the doctors had to work very hard on her to keep her alive and breathing. when she survived they said she wouldn’t make it past 6 years old. when she made it to her 6th birthday, the doctors assured my grandparents that she would be gone by the age of 10. Once again, they were wrong. when my grandpa lost his life when my aunt was 12 and my dad 10, my grandma was alone in the world to raise two very young children, one with a severe disability. My aunt continued to prove everyone wrong and even managed to learn violin and preform alongside my dad at local concerts. my aunt was there the day I was born. She held my tiny body in her hands as everyone in the room cried. 8 years later, my grandma lost her battle with breast cancer. leaving everybody behind, more significantly, leavin my aunt. My aunt and grandma were bestfriends. Everyday of my aunt’s life my grandma gave her everything she had. my aunt never missed out and was made to feel beautiful in her skin everyday. My aunt stayed living in a group home that had supported the family for many years. a teddy bear was made for my aunt out of my grandmothers dressing gown. My aunt suffered depression for about a year and a half once my grandma passed. the doctors gave their input again saying my aunt will not live more than 10 years. if they’re right, she has about 2 years left. my aunt has a disability that she does not let get the better of her. My aunt is so smart and so funny ! she has been like a bestfriend to me my whole life. She has a beautiful memory and does not forget a thing. she is gentle and caring. My aunt loves having her nails painted and dancing. She loves her job and she loves her family. it makes me so mad when people disrespect people with any disability ! it’s not their fault, trust me, they did not choose to be this way, and if they had the choice they wouldn’t. My whole family says that if my aunt did not have her disability , she would look very much like me. Her eyes would be rounder and sparkle, her smile would not only light up a room but light a house , her hands would fit perfectly with another’s. I love my aunt. She is perfect and I can’t wait till I get to see her and talk to her again. Today was the first time I heard her voice in about 3 years. I nearly cried. She is so precious.