What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Wil Can Fly:



Alan Lawrence

Alan Lawrence, master of Photoshop and father of 5, has been altering pictures of his 18-month-old son Wil, who has Down Syndrome. The series, called “Wil Can Fly,” can be seen on Lawrence’s blog, and it does just what it sounds like, but it’s so much more. Lawrence is a wizard at showing the world what young Wil is capable of:

“Wil has changed our lives for the better. He is not a burden to our family, he is not a trial for our family, he is just amazing. It’s hard to describe the joy he brings to each one of us. Even though he has Down Syndrome we know that Wil is going to do anything he puts his mind to – Wil Can Fly.” -Alan Lawrence

Reading the comments on his Instagram, I came across something that really stuck with me. “If you want to know how to treat a special needs child, watch their siblings.” This whole family is the definition of beautiful, and it’s a real pleasure to share them with you.

All images property of Alan Lawrence.

















Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

21 thoughts on “Wil Can Fly:

  1. These are way too cute! God bless this family and especially little Wil.

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  2. Photos are awesome, really good work. Great way to be happy.

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  3. I know who will get a letter from Hogwarts ))

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  4. Just amazing, creative,sweet photos! Inspiring us to keep dreaming, moving forward, being what we want to be. Thank you for this wonderful post 🙂 Jen

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  5. Aw! These made me so mushy. He’s so cute and the photos are magical.

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  6. Beautiful.
    The one with the fridge is my favourite

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  7. These photos are magical and Wil is adorable.

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  8. This story is perfect. My sweet Jessica, who was murdered by Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 20, six years ago, was mentally retarded and autistic. She was also funny and loving and beautiful and inspiring. Being a parent is a challenge with enormous responsibility but boundless reward. Some children present different problems and opportunities, but all are worth the effort and all have wonders to teach us. Joy to the world from this mother’s wounded loving heart.

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  9. I love these! Thanks for finding them.

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