Why We Exist
My name is Paul Sawka and I have Down syndrome.
I am the Awareness Leader and I have worked here at CDSS for four years. I have accomplished many great things with your support. Thank you!
A couple of years ago, I had the honour of speaking as the endnote presenter at the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference.
My favorite part of the conference was being with my coworkers and my friends who heard me speak.
In April, I graduated from Columbia College and I am very proud to have completed it. Columbia College helped me learn how to get a job.
I was the Valedictorian Speaker! I worked very hard on the speech, it was 3 pages long. I felt very proud to give my speech to everyone who came to hear it.
Thank you so much for supporting me and my friends so that we can graduate from college and get great jobs like I have now.
It felt very good to graduate from Columbia College and I want you to know that people with Down syndrome can reach their dreams.
I could not have achieved these things without my friends and family.
PS- I write a blog about Down syndrome and my life http://cdss.ca/blog/category/pauls-blog/ Please visit!