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Man With Down Syndrome Retires After 35 Years From Job Doctors Said He’d Never Have

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Science has come a long way, and we’ve got living proof of it right here.

Back when he was born, Andrew MacEachern’s parents were informed that he had Down Syndrome. Doctors said that he would never learn to read, write, or be fit for a job. People said he would never be able to do a lot of things, and that he would need intense special care for his whole life, but they had another thing coming.

It sure seems like the doctors were wrong, as Andrew is now retiring from a job that he’s held for 35 years.

Andrew MacEachern down syndrome retirment party events

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Check out his retirement party!