When many parents receive a diagnosis of Down syndrome, they’re told not to expect much. Rather than tell them all a person with Down syndrome can accomplish, doctors often speak of all that they are not expected to do. Yet time and time again, people with Down syndrome overcome the obstacles placed before them and accomplish amazing things. Jake Pratt is a perfect example.
Rick Karle, a reporter with WTVM-13, shared how Pratt proved all his doctors wrong. “They said Jake Pratt of Vestavia Hills would never contribute,” Karle said. “They said he’d never make his high school football team. They said he’d never graduate from high school.