Crestview man: 'I used to have Down syndrome'

Published: Monday, October 28, 2013 at 01:36 PM.

"It was awesome," he said.

Through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the 1993 Crestview High School alumnus did mission work in Tallahassee soon after graduation.

"I learned a lot, but there are things I could've done better," Danny said, reflecting on the months he spent away from his family.

Their brother's spirit sometimes inspires family members, Paige Parker said. Danny has begun a book project, compiling stories of his life shared by friends and family members.

It is tentatively titled after a comment he once made, she said.

"We do kind of joke about it," she said. "He told a doctor he used to have Down syndrome, but he grew out of it. 'I used to have Down syndrome.' It's no big deal to him."

"I'm as normal as anybody I know," Danny said.

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