Abby T Never Gives Up
Written by our amazing volunteer, Kate Goldfield!
Abby, a two year veteran of the Art Department, has a wonderfully friendly, warm, welcoming personality. She is extremely articulate and insightful about herself and her life, and is a delight to talk to. She enjoys going to the art museum and the movies, and confesses that she is a bit of a daredevil - if she could do anything for a day, she'd choose skydiving! She is proud of how far she has come and is always striving to be more independent.
Join us as we learn more about Abby's life!
1. Who is your artistic inspiration?
Leonardo Divinci. He's very talented, and his artwork is awesome. I especially like the Mona Lisa.
2. What do you like about yourself?
I like that I am very friendly.
3. What do you struggle with?
I struggle sometimes with my social relationships - with making and keeping friends.
4. What is your favorite food?
Pizza Hut pizza! I like pepperoni, sausage and cheese.
5. Who do you admire?
My sister and brother! My sister is married with two amazing kids, and she is making my dream come true for her.
I admire my brother because he works hard at everything he does. He's a flight officer in the Navy, and lives in Pensacola, Florida.
I also admire my dad. He's a dentist, and never gives up. He has his own practice, which I think is very cool. My family are all great role models for me.
6. What is your spirit animal?
Penguins! Penguins are special to me because they are symbolic. I am a person just like everyone else, except that I have Down Syndrome. But I'm a little different, and that makes me special. Like me, a penguin is a bird like any other bird, but it is different, and it can't fly. It's still special, though, and can do other things that make it unique and special. I also just like the colors black and white.
7. What do you like about coming to the Art Department?
I get to do more art, which is something I'm talented at. I can do other stuff that I like to do, too.
8. What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of how far I have come since I was little. I have accomplished so much. Sometimes I think about the things I want to accomplish but haven't been able to yet, but I know I'm doing what God wants me to. I am happy that people have supported me and helped me to accomplish so much. I am proud of being independent and living on my own.
9. What is your dream?
I have a lot of dreams. I would most like to get my driver's license. I would also like to get married and have a family, and to start my own business. I think it would be cool to be in the music industry.
10. Where would you like to most visit?
The Grand Canyon! It's so big, and I've only seen it on TV. I'd like to see it up close and personal.
11. What is your favorite color?
Yellow and blue
12. What do you do for fun?
I love to do art, and color and watch TV, and do church activities. I like to be on the computer, and watch Netflix with my parents. I love painting, and going to the movies.
Thanks for your time, Abby T!