This is a wonderful story, Andrea. Thank you for sharing it. It touched me and I’m reblogging it so it can touch others. My favorite parts are his last two sentences, which go something like: “I won’t let my disabilities crush my dreams. We are a gift to the world.” He is indeed. As are you, my friend.
Russ

The Hand-Written Life

“We believe that people have a huge appetite for being genuinely welcomed, connected with, touched, appreciated, and genuinely cared for.”

When Tim Harris was fourteen years old, his dream was to one day own his own restaurant.  As he got older, he began to work his way through high school and college as a host in several chains such as Red Robin and Applebees, and took classes in Food Service in order to make his dream happen – just like many other young men do.  In 2010 he reached his goal, and a lease was signed and construction began on Tim’s dream.

What’s so inspiring about this story – besides the success of a young graduate – is that Tim Harris was born with Down Syndrome.  And when Tim’s Place opened in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June of 2012, he became the world’s first restaurant owner with Down Syndrome.

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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  1. JanBeek says:

    Thank you for reblogging, Russ. I did, too. I think everyone should see this story and meet this remarkable young man and his wonderful parents. 🙂

  2. mimijk says:

    It’s a great story – and what a testament to him and his loving family!

    • russtowne says:

      I agree. It took much courage, faith, enthusiasm, vision, determination, and persistence, but his dream is alive and thriving. Kudos to Tim and his family.
      Russ

  3. Amazing human – all disabilities aside.

  4. vision5d2012 says:

    Wonderful inspirational story. Thanks for posting. Love and hugs, alia

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