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Family Adopts Two Children - Devastated To Find Their Home Vandalized (Photos)

An Illinois family were very happy after adopting two daughters from the Ukraine. Mom, dad and two big brothers were delighted by the new additions to the family, but they were all disheartened by some offensive graffiti scrawled on their home. Instead of letting the small-minded vandal win, the family decided to use the incident to raise awareness.

Meg and Alina are the latest members of the Hollis family. The two girls are adorable, lovable, bright... and they happen to both have Down syndrome.

Someone in town vandalized the family home one night. They spray-painted slurs such as 'retards' and 'get outta here' right on the house. Instead of letting it get them down, the Hollis family jumped into action.

Mom Anne helped the Hollis boys, ages 6 and 7, put together a video about their sisters. The boys held up cards telling the world that their sisters are unique individuals who can do anything. They urged people to see their sisters as people, and to help 'spread the word to stop the word' that is an outdated, offensive medical term.

The video was recut with a background story and family photos, then featured on the Facebook page of the Everyone Matters initiative. It quickly went viral. The caring family took a terrible situation and turned it around.

Source: Little Things
Photo: Little Things

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