Michael and I are twins living in our native San Diego. Michael has Down Syndrome, and has lacked the ability to effectively speak ever since we were born. However, that doesn't stop him from understanding the world around him. Michael is extremely compassionate about those around him, and can easily distinguish between various emotions around him. He loves calm, peaceful environments, especially the beach! Anytime we're around the ocean Michael loves to stare at the waves passing by.
Although living with Michael comes with its challenges, every second spent with Michael is always worth it. Even with all of his medical complications due to Down Syndrome (open heart surgery, constipation issues, delayed cognitive skills) Michael constantly uplifts those around him with his fun, loving attitude.
Michael is currently at a transition program at a local high school, for students with disabilities who just completed high school. Last year Michael got to walk at graduation alongside me, and received a certificate of completion for his time spent in High School. During the summer Michael stays at home and enjoys reading, watching tv, going on walks, and especially trips to the beach.
If you ever have any questions regarding what living with Michael is like, feel free to fill out the contact form provided under the Contact page!