See Rion didn’t think he would go to college. He did not think he would get the chance. Most kinds don’t with Down syndrome. But he showed everyone that just because he has Down syndrome does not mean he cannot have a college experience. It does not mean he can’t have a chance. Now without a doubt he is Clemson Tiger and is experiencing what we all have a chance to experience.
He was accepted in to the program called LIFE at Clemson University. This program was designed for students who desire a secondary education with intellectual disabilities. The program is located on campus so the students get the full experience of being a college student. The expression on Rion’s face when his father read him the acceptance letter was priceless. He was completely over joyed. He could not believe that they had said yes. Now he is able to join his class mates in college and get to further his future. How could anyone ask for more? I hope this touches your heart the way it did mine.