Family Wakes To Find Hateful Graffiti On Home After Adopting Two Girls With Down Syndrome

“We live in a small town in Central Illinois and woke one morning in April 2011 to find our home and cars had been spray-painted,” says mom Anne Hollis.

Hate graffiti was strewn across their property.

“We live in a small town in Central Illinois and woke one morning in April 2011 to find our home and cars had been spray-painted,” says mom Anne Hollis.

The family had been attacked with hate graffiti because their two adopted daughters from Ukraine, Meg and Alina, both have Down syndrome.

Anne says that was the day that changed her life forever. Rather than be quiet about it, Anne’s two sons said they wanted to make a video, to “speak up for our sisters.”

The Hollis Boys, ages 6 and 7, put out a call to the public to help put an end to using the word “retard,” which should have no place in our vocabulary.

Everyone Matters initiative saw the boys’ video and wanted to feature it for their global following. They asked the boys if they minded a little tweaking and helped them with the story.

The result is a beautiful video that took the world by storm!

Let’s help these two brothers spread the word about acceptance.

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