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Repost: Wil Can Fly

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Alan Lawrence

11/2/16: 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.

You can see all of Wil and Alan’s adventures on That Dad Blog and on Instagram.

All images property of Alan Lawrence.

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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!

10 thoughts on “Repost: Wil Can Fly

  1. What special memories they are making.

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  2. WOW!!! I spent at least thirty minutes look at the ‘in the mirror’ one. The original that he started with is the mirror one and he added the in the air to it. BUT all of them look so real. I know very little bout Photoshop but happy to call him a ‘master’. Hal

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  3. What a beautiful portrayal, though the dog did not seem all that pleased with Will.

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  4. With Alan Lawrence as his dad, Wil can indeed fly!

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  5. What a beautiful celebration of the magic of childhood and of familial bonds.

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