A special story
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.
Beating the Odds
Andrew MacEachern is a 55-year-old man, retiring from his job after 35 long, hard years of work, as reported by CBC News .
Born in 1960, science obviously wasn’t what it is today. His parents were told Andrew would never live a normal life. They were wrong; but, I’m sure they couldn’t be more happy to be wrong about something like this.
Andrew worked as a delivery and stores clerk, in Victoria General Hospital (VG) in Canada, for 35 years.
He was loved by every co-worker; they called him “Mayor of the VG.” Everyone agreed, Andrew had a winning personality. They said that he had tons of fun pranking other employees, hiding their chairs when they weren’t looking.
“I have lots of friends here, I’ll miss everybody. I had a wonderful time here, I’m going to miss this place very much,” said Andrew.
As a retirement gift, Andrew received a Caribbean cruise; he’ll have fun with that one.
Here’s what Andrew’s family had to say about all the expectations he defied. Keep reading!