Parents only want the best for their children. They want their kids to grow up happy, with ample opportunities to make something of themselves.
Mary Ann Pyron is no exception.
Pyron gave birth to her son, Blake, 20 years ago. Blake was born with Down syndrome, but that never kept Pyron from believing her son had a chance to achieve anything he set his mind to.
Pyron, like many other mothers of children with disabilities, was constantly told her son would never have the same experiences as other children.
She was told her son would never be prom king, he would never hold down a job, and he would never win the local “Citizen of the Year Award.” Pyron is proud to say her son has accomplished all of these things and more.
A month after graduating high school, the restaurant Blake worked for shut down. There weren’t a lot of jobs to begin with in the small town of Sanger, TX. There was even less opportunity for someone with special needs.
That’s when Mary Ann Pyron and her son came up with a plan. The mother-and-son duo would go into business together!
Pyron spoke with LittleThings to tell us all about her son’s future and the start of their new business venture.
Scroll through below, and watch the video for even more of Blake’s story. Let us know what you think of Blake’s new business in the comments!
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