Video of the day: College Acceptance Letter

Watch as Rion Holcombe, a 20 year old with Downs Syndrome, gets his acceptance letter to the Clemson University LIFE program. It takes him a few seconds to understand, but the minute his dad points out the word “Congratulations” he starts beaming.

From Rion’s mother: “Rion was accepted into a special program called Clemson LIFE. This is an amazing two year program for a small number (15) of young adults with special needs. This isn’t a program in which one can earn a degree. Right now, Clemson is one of five universities in SC with a LIFE program.

“I love that kids like Rion get to experience college life and this type of independence. Proud of my alma mater!”

You aren’t human if this doesn’t make you smile.


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