Welcome to Disability Awesome. Each week, this post will feature a person or persons with mental and / or physical disabilities who are doing awesome things! As someone with an disability, I love it when others when disabilities do great things!
Have you heard the story behind Jake Pratt? Jake has down syndrome, and during the last Christmas season, Jake got to work with UPS helping to deliver packages. Now, UPS offered Jake a full-time job, and he took advantage of it.
UPS also helped to set up a new scholarship called the Jake Pratt Scholarship Fund. UPS donated $25,000 and the fund will help to assist those who go to a post-secondary education program.
It’s official! @UPS gave us $25,000 for our "Jake Pratt Scholarship Fund"! We’ll be able to assist those who go to a post-secondary education program.
They also hired Jake permanently!
— Down Syndrome Alabama (@DSACARES) May 26, 2021
Thank you @randallwoodfin, the incredible mayor of Birmingham, for taking time to attend the “Jake Pratt Scholarship” ceremony with @UPSPolicy & @DSACARES. It was an honor to meet you. Thank you for supporting inclusion in the workforce and education for people of all abilities. pic.twitter.com/MZAk9hG30b
— Jake Pratt (@thejakepratt) May 25, 2021
ABC World News Tonight also did a story about Jake recently.
NO LIMITS: Jake Pratt, of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, is a 22-year-old UPS worker who has Down Syndrome and is being celebrated by his team for his hard work. @DavidMuir reports as his colleagues created a scholarship inspired by him. #AmericaStrong https://t.co/Q8ZPDJ6XnU pic.twitter.com/iVJ58k8vUy
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) May 27, 2021
And I loved this Tweet.
I’m blessed to have this girl by my side through everything. She always supports me, believes in me, and tells me she is proud of me. I love you Grace. Everything I do is for our future. 😍 pic.twitter.com/SisqSBjEHS
— Jake Pratt (@thejakepratt) May 21, 2021
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