Twenty-one-year-old John Cronin has a deep passion for socks, and with the help of his family, he turned that love into a booming business.
Some might not expect that from Cronin because he suffers from Down Syndrome, a genetic condition that effects roughly 6,000 babies in the United States every year, posing a variety of personal and physical challenges.
Its also a disability that has left some parents fearful of what their children’s futures will look like, as many kids like Cronin face discrimination, setbacks, put downs and other related challenges due to their genetic disorder.
But clearly that’s the furthest thing from the truth, as Cronin is one example of a young person who proves that anything is possible through hard work.
According to his father, Mark, who serves as the technical specialist for his son’s business, “John works hard everyday, speaks with customers, suppliers” and assembles packages and delivers local orders all by himself since the company launched in December of last year.
Since John’s Crazy Socks first opened its doors, they have sold 1,000 pairs of socks and each purchaser gets a thank you note from John himself to express his deep gratitude for them choosing to buy socks from JCS.
The young man is also committed to giving back and donates five percent of his profits to the Special Olympics.
Click this link if you are interested in purchasing a pair of socks from John’s company JCS.
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