Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The World's Oldest Person With Down Syndrome Turns 77

Meet Kenny Cridge. At 77 years old, he is currently the oldest person in the world with Down Syndrome and shows no signs of slowing down. He celebrated his birthday at his nursing home in Tintinhull, Yeovil, Somerset, on February 15th. Happy birthday, Kenny!

Born in 1939, doctors told Kenny's family that he wouldn't make it past the age of 12. Who's laughing now?

Here's Kenny smiling proudly at his 76th birthday last year!

Kenny's life was memorable right off the bat. At first, the doctor's thought he was stillborn and he was set to one side as his mother was surprised by his twin sister Dorothy. She had no idea she was expecting twins. 

When Kenny suddenly started showing signs of life, the doctors successfully resuscitated him. 

According to the staff at Wisteria House, Kenny loves to joke with the other residents, eat sweets, and play his harmonica. 

He's lived at the home for five years and is still in good health. 

Ann Nicholson, the manager of the home, said, "He is happy and always has a smile for everyone — Kenny can brighten anyone’s day with his smile and his laughter."

"Kenny is one in a million and we are so lucky to have him in our lives at Wisteria House."

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h/t The Huffington Post


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