Andrew’s Story

Andrew had Down Syndrome and was 27 years old when he passed away after a two year battle with cancer. He grew up in Norwell, Massachusetts and attended Norwell Public Schools from pre-K through his graduation from high school in 2008. Andrew benefited from inclusion in both academics and sports.

Commissioner Gross speaks of his respect for the Special Olympics and Andrew James Lawson's almost 20 year participation.

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"The question isn't why ... it's why not?  Inclusion changes lives!

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