Two young people with Down syndrome got married in the USA on August 27th. The most expensive and touching wedding gift was a letter from the father of the bride.
Inspiring stories of raising children with complex diagnoses have always aroused great public interest. So recently, a touching story about the wedding of lovers appeared on the Web, each of whom was born with Down syndrome. 25-year-old bride Gillian Dougherty married Ryan Mauriples on August 27th. The celebration was attended by 160 guests.
The most heartfelt moment of the ceremony was a letter written by the father of the bride, a 57-year-old sportswriter from the US Paul Dougherty. He confessed his fears and fears to his daughter, praised her for her courage and strong spirit, and congratulated the newlyweds on the main day of their lives.
The man remembered all the difficult emotional moments that he and Gillian had to overcome as she grew up. He described the heartbreaking moment when his 12-year-old daughter complained to him about her lack of friends, and how difficult it was for him, despite the circumstances and the cruelty of society, to keep the girl in a positive attitude towards the world around her. “We thought: what kind of life does a child have if it does not include sleepovers with friends, birthday parties and school balls?” Paul wrote.