Wil Can Fly…

Remember yesterday’s post about the dad who took pictures of his youngest as a real life Elf on the Shelf?

That dad, Alan Lawrence, has also created pictures of his son Wil flying and you can find many of the photos on his blog: ThatDadBlog.com.

What a wonderful dad and what a great inspiration this family is!

From USA Today

‘Wil Can Fly’ photos honor boy with Down Syndrome

Alan Lawrence, a photographer and father of six from Utah, has posted some amazing photos of his son soaring over a corn maze, gliding over the waters of San Francisco and eating an ice cream from the air.

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Lawrence says his two-year-old son Wil is “blessed with Down Syndrome and the ability of flight.”

When Wil was a baby, he used to wiggle his arms and feet in the air like he was trying to fly, Lawrence said.

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“My family would always joke that he was trying so hard that one day he would start flying,” Lawrence told USA TODAY Network.

He decided to make Wil’s flight a reality by using Photoshop to create images of Wil hovering above places the family has visited.

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The series of images, called ‘Wil Can Fly’, are part of a 2016 calendar, with half the proceeds from sales donated to two Down Syndrome foundations. The series serves as a reminder that people with Down Syndrome can do anything they set their minds to, Lawrence says.

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Lawrence said the photo series has helped him share his son’s story and connect with other parents who are going through emotions that can surround parenting a child with Down Syndrome.

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“I had struggled when I found out Wil had Down Syndrome and these photos are a celebration and illustrate the joy we have with him,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of fathers and mothers reach out to me and say, ‘I appreciate your honesty.'”

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