Through hard work and keeping a positive attitude, people with Down syndrome, like Nathan Simons, continue to defy stereotypes.
Simons became Boston Children’s Hospital’s first full-time employee with Down syndrome, and, through his work there, has truly inspired doctors and patients.
Nathan Simons started working at the hospital as a part-time employee in the Down syndrome program, but, due to his outstanding work, he was able to transition into a full-time role, Boston CBS reported.
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The 28-year-old’s supervisors expressed how his efforts and upbeat attitude stood out as a part-time employee.
Dr. Nicole Baumer, Co-Director, The Down Syndrome Program; Assistant in Neurology and Developmental Medicine Center told CBS Boston, “He comes to work each day with enthusiasm and provides inspiration and optimism for families with Down syndrome…they look at Nate and see what is possible.”
Simons new role has him doing everything from interacting with patients to sending faxes. “I do paperwork and I am the hardest worker here,” he said. “I just love it! I love the people who come here and give good feedback.”
It’s safe to assume he’s very excited about his full-time opportunity.
“It’s amazing, and my parents are like, ‘Yes, Nathan, you finally got a full-time job! Thank you Lord!’” he said.
His advice to other kids with Down syndrome is to work hard.
(H/T: CBS Boston )
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