Jack is a typical 15-year-old teenager. He loves music, sports, video games, playing outside, his puppy Sam, and spending time with his family and friends. Jack swims for the Cinnaminson Pirates’ High School swim team and also plays on the high school’s Play Unified soccer team. Jack also takes guitar lessons and can play a variety of songs (including Walk The Line by Joaquin Phoenix, which is his favorite song to play!). Jack comes from a big family; he has a mom and dad, two sisters, two brothers, and a 10-year-old niece! It has been with their help that he has started his own 321 apparel company, “Jacked Up Shirts”. Jack’s company promotes Down syndrome awareness and acceptance. Jack donates a portion of all proceeds to different organizations that demonstrate inclusion and acceptance.

Jack is an amazing son, an incredible brother, and the best uncle in the world! Jack brings nothing but love and happiness to his family and everyone he meets. There is something very special about Jack. People are just drawn to him. Wherever Jack goes, good things happen. He lights up any room he walks into, he welcomes every person he meets with open arms, and he changes lives for the moment, and possibly forever. Down syndrome does not define Jack; it simply makes him who he is. Jack has a smile that is contagious and a personality that is even more infectious. Jack is a character, to say the least, as he definitely loves being the center of attention! Jack is a beautiful, smart, funny young man with the biggest heart. Jack is one of the lucky ones….he is the type of person that God intended all of us to be. Jack just “gets” life and lives it to the fullest each and every day. We can all learn so much from someone like Jack. He is proving to the world that there is nothing down about Down syndrome!

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