Disabled son signs “Daddy I love you” father realizes he is a person!
NBC, whose reports lean towards the pro-abortion side, has done a touching story on a science teacher in Kentucky whose son is severely disabled.
In the report, Bob Dotson profiles Jeff Wright, a high school teacher in Louisville, Kentucky, who shares the lessons in love he has learned from his son, Adam, who has Joubert syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes him to harm himself.
“Its a lecture without props that leads a lasting impression,” NBC correspondent Bob Dotson reports.
Bright’s son Adam was born with a rare combination of genes that only about 450 people in the world have.
Bright tells his students that they found out that Adam was blind. Adam cannot speak or walk or sit up and although he requires constant care Bright and his wife Nancy tell NBC that they focus on the good days.
“There’s not a day that goes by we don’t ask, why us?” Bright tells NBC.
“We have bad days – we have good days. You focus on the good days,” said Nancy.
Like the day Adam’s sister told him to get her doll for her and he smacked it.
“I said- wait a minute,” says Bright.
“If he can see the doll- then he can see.”
And Bright was right. Adam could see well enough to learn a little sign language.
And, one day, his arms formed a sentence, ” Daddy, I love you,” he signed.
And that is when Bright realized, “That he was a person.”
“Capable of a smile lit from the inside,” reports Dotson.
The NBC reporter asked Bright, “What has Adam taught the teacher?”
“If I can mean a little something to you and you can go and mean a little something to someone else. Then at least we have a purpose.” he answered.
“Life can be unfair, love can make it better,” the NBC Correspondent ends the report.
Watch interview here