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Boy With Down's Syndrome Cares For His Two Adopted Disabled Brothers

Boy With Down's Syndrome Cares For His Two Adopted Disabled Brothers

Simon Clark was adopted by American parents and taken from his home country of Bulgaria last month.

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In that time, the boy has learned to help dad Jeremy and mum Nicole with chores around the house, which includes looking after his two new brothers.

The four-year-old helps feed and dress Alex, 6, and David, 5, who have Down's syndrome and cerebral palsy respectively. While that is awesome in its own right that he's looking after them, it's even more amazing to know considering Simon has Down's syndrome himself.

Home videos, filmed by Jeremy and Nicole, show how excited Simon is at his interactions with his brothers. He helps them eat by holding their spoons and forks for them and even puts them to bed.

Credit: Caters
Credit: Caters

His parents say when he's not supporting his siblings, he enjoys playing football and playing in the garden.

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Jeremy said: "He's enjoyed the company of his brothers quite a bit, he jumped right in and started playing and taking care of his brothers.

"Since Simon has joined us, the days have become longer, they start a bit earlier and end a bit later and there's more time to be a good parent.

"Simon loves to be with people.

Credit: Caters
Credit: Caters

"While he can speak Bulgarian, he still can't speak English, but out of our four children he is the most verbal, so he'll say 'mum' and 'dad'.

"He's still learning but we're confident that he'll become verbal, while his brothers not so much."

They're hoping that Simon, who was originally named Zadock, will help Alex and David progress.

Simon is the fourth Bulgarian child the married couple has adopted and they say it's a really fulfilling experience to give these kids a good start in life.

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Credit: Caters

"Raising four kids with special needs requires a lot of work and there are many things you have to do. The key is finding joy throughout each of those activities.

"Taking care of these children can be a great experience.

"They are always excited and full of joy. They get really happy over simple things that other kid could sometimes take for granted."

Nicole, who was a nurse for 10 years, decided to become a stay-at-home mum to look after the quartet. She's now able to pay attention to all their daily needs and is happy watching Simon help out.

What a legendary family, we need more people like this to look after those less fortunate.

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Topics: Inspirational, Feels, Down's Syndrome, Community

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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