This summer some of our SDSS members were given the awesome opportunity to attend a Regina Red Sox game courtesy of head coach Scott Douglas. Recently we were able to talk to Scott .
Name: Scott Douglas
Born: Moose Jaw, Sk
Family: Keri (wife), Kade(12) Seth(9)
Lives in: Lakewood, Colorado USA
Why made you want to donate the tickets to SDSS?
My little brother who is deceased had Down syndrome. His name was Justin. He died when he was 10.. I was 18. That was Dec. 24, 1986. I guess the reason I donated the tickets was to reach out to the other families in memory of my brother and give back something to the other families and individuals who have been touched by the blessing of Down syndrome… yes THE BLESSING!! My brother had more of an impact on my life than I ever had on his and there aren’t too many days that go by that I don’t think of him. Every time I see a child with Down syndrome it takes me back.
What has life taught you about Down syndrome?
I would like to give this encouragement to families—these children are blessings into our lives, they will put life into perspective. I once heard a quote that stated, “life is lived forwards and understood backwards..” As I look back it was critical that Justin’s life intersected mine. I needed him and so did my family. They keep it real…laughter, smiles, hugs, dancing, innocence….lots of love!!! They know very little about selfishness, greed and expectations. They live in the NOW with no regard for the past and the future. That is the blessing...no expectations just love. We all have so much to learn from these special kids.