Jacob is ten years old and attends Pray Woodman elementary and is in the fourth grade. He was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Heart defects at birth requiring open heart surgery at the age of 3 months. He required 1:1 care by an in home caregiver to assist his parents until he was 1 year old. He also had speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy three times a week until the age of 3. He faced these struggles face on with great dedication, effort and tenacity. He is now a very healthy and active boy and continues his unstoppable behavior with never letting anyone tell him he can’t accomplish something due to his disabilities. He played 4 years in Miracle League baseball (The Miracle League of Wichita is a baseball/t-ball program for children with special needs ages 5-18 founded by the For the Love of Chance Center), he was on the Special Needs Acrobatic Academy Cheer team competing competitively for 2 years all over the state, he has attended YESS (Youth Education Summer Socialization) camp through the ARC of Sedgwick Co. for 4 years (which is a 10 week summer program serving students ages 5-21 with developmental disabilities. The program offers a half day of education in classroom settings; half day of recreation in the community Monday through Thursdays; and Friday day trips throughout the state). He currently is an athlete in Special Olympics swimming competing in the 20 meter unassisted swim and the 30 meter unassisted swim and playing in his first year of integrated T-ball with typical children. Jacob is a beautiful, smart, athletic boy. He broke all the expectations that other professionals stated he couldn’t do; He walked sooner than normal, he speaks better than expected, he is an athlete and involved in baseball, basketball, cheer, dance and swim, he has more friends than I ever imagined possible and he is integrated in school. He has taught all of us to allow each person to make their own dreams and goals instead of having someone else define what we can and can’t do. Jacob is unstoppable in every way and he does not let his disability or others indicate what he can and can’t do.