Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sibling Ponders Autistic Brother's Future


 From London's Daily Mail

Rachel Reilly next to her autistic
brother Alex, who is now 26.
Watching the new Marks & Spencer Christmas advert,  I felt my heart skip a little. In the middle of the screen in a red bow tie is an utterly gorgeous little boy with bright blue eyes, an angelic round face and a very cheeky grin. 
The four-year-old actor, Seb White, has Down’s syndrome and is the first child with learning difficulties  ever to be used in a major television advertisement. Since the commercial hit our screens earlier this month, viewers have taken to the internet to express their joy at the little boy, with many moved to tears. 
For me,the delight at his inclusion is also tinged with sadness. I too have a brother with severe learning difficulties who, just like Seb, was  a chubby-cheeked blonde boy who passers-by cooed over. 
Watching the new Marks & Spencer Christmas advert,  I felt my heart skip a little. In the middle of the screen in a red bow tie is an utterly gorgeous little boy with bright blue eyes, an angelic round face and a very cheeky grin. 
The four-year-old actor, Seb White, has Down’s syndrome and is the first child with learning difficulties  ever to be used in a major television advertisement. Since the commercial hit our screens earlier this month, viewers have taken to the internet to express their joy at the little boy, with many moved to tears. 
For me, the delight at his inclusion is also tinged with sadness. I too have a brother with severe learning difficulties who, just like Seb, was  a chubby-cheeked blonde boy who passers-by cooed over. 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2234497/My-26-year-old-brother-stay-child-So-wholl-care-gone.html#ixzz2CbpROppV
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Watching the new Marks & Spencer Christmas advert,  I felt my heart skip a little. In the middle of the screen in a red bow tie is an utterly gorgeous little boy with bright blue eyes, an angelic round face and a very cheeky grin. 
The four-year-old actor, Seb White, has Down’s syndrome and is the first child with learning difficulties  ever to be used in a major television advertisement. Since the commercial hit our screens earlier this month, viewers have taken to the internet to express their joy at the little boy, with many moved to tears. 
For me, the delight at his inclusion is also tinged with sadness. I too have a brother with severe learning difficulties who, just like Seb, was  a chubby-cheeked blonde boy who passers-by cooed over. 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2234497/My-26-year-old-brother-stay-child-So-wholl-care-gone.html#ixzz2CbpROppV
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

1 comment:

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