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Published: Monday, March 29 2010 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Anonymous

It's really nice to see something positive and uplifting in the news.

Susan in VA

What a special kid... well, all kids are special. I wish we could all have his attitude... life would sure be easier.

Bear Laker

Thanks for this story. Taj is a wonderful boy, as is his Mom and Dad. The kids at his school are also wonderful. I was inspired by them all, especially Taj.

Couple things...

A. There truly is no "normal"!!! Everyone defines "normal" as different for him or her self. This young man is "normal" because he is who he is. Quit trying to make him "more" because he has a disability.

B. Thank you for mentioning the roadblocks and difficulties UT puts in the way for people with disabilities--especially in medical care areas.

C. I think there is WAY more to this story than just focusing on this young man. The whole family is a good "story" to behold.

D. If Jag attends all general education classes, then he is fully included---NOT mainstreamed. Mainstreamed is when a student attends 50% of general education or less. Get the terminology correct please.

E. Fairness, ultimately, is getting what someone needs--not what they want, or what others think they need. Thus, approaching this young man who has what he needs with a concept of "fairness" is inappropriate.

F. What is truly "amazing" is that others must look at him and still defines the "can'ts" rather than just saying "he is a human being with abilities and disabilities JUST LIKE THE REST OF US!"

Doug Boyle

I sit here, at my desk, after church, with moist eyes, wanting to meet this terrific family. What love must emanate from the mom and dad, and the wonderful interaction of the four kids. I salute you from way over here in England. All the best to all of you!

Mom of five

What an adorable family. Jag, you are an inspiration!!

@ a couple of things. . .

compassion ! Do you have any? Loved the story. I have worked with kids for years that have disabilities and they are so inspirational. We break a limb and we can't do anything. He doesn't have limbs and he's unstoppable. High fives for the kids at his school for accepting him although he is different. In many schools this would not be the case! * Would love to her more of the mom's story also!!!

Great Grandmother of Seven

I live within the shadow of the Manti Temple and I'm a special needs provider. "Disabled" is a label given to those with Handicaps that can be seen. Yet, there are many forms of disability that can not be seen. Therefore each and everyone of us, in some measure, have a handicap of one kind or another. I can tell you firsthand, that even though there may be challenges with disabilities, these people live life to the fullest capacity that they can, no matter what the measure of their capabilities are. How many of us do that?
SaraJo knows firsthand what great blessings there are in adoption.. as well as caring for someone with Jags limitations. In the end the Blessings I enjoy are so much greater than what I give of myself for those who have special needs. I tend to feel like they are actually "Special Angels" sent from heaven, to help me, instead of the other way around.
To have such a remarkable family, is a wonderful gift and an inspiration for all of us.
Thank you for sharing this story.. and please print more like it. It's nice to read such uplifting news.

Anonymous

What a wonderful, heartwarming story. I alternately laughed and wept while reading it. What a charmer Jag is!

Much credit must be given to the unconditional love and wise parenting this young boy receives. While Jag does have some physical limitations, those have not stunted the growth of his character or his sense of who he is. I think he will grow into a giant of a man. This is what really matters in the eternal scheme of things.

God bless this beautiful family!

Aunt Claire

Jag, I just want you to know that when I told my sister to quit watching the video, I did not know you. Now that you are here, the whole family is VERY GLAD, as we are with all our children!

Interloper

I am pleased that Jag will now have health care insurance without fighting for coverage. Prior to the recently passed law, he would have been unable to be insured if his parents changed or lost their jobs, or, when he reached adulthood. Now, thanks to the Obama administration, like other people with preexisting medical conditions, Jag will be eligible for health care insurance for the rest of his life.

Interloper

I am pleased that Jag will now have health care insurance without fighting for coverage. Prior to the recently passed law, he would have been unable to be insured if his parents changed or lost their jobs, or, when he reached adulthood. Now, thanks to the Obama administration, like other people with preexisting medical conditions, Jag will be eligible for health care insurance for the rest of his life.

Anonymous

Truly inspirational!

Great Story

I love the story, what a great one. It is nice to hear about the good things in the world rather than be flooded with all of the bad things.
Jag has a great attitude toward life, what an example.

Anonymous

This great family are my neighbors. I remember when they moved in several years ago and how Jag was so full of life. I have always admired his spirit and great courage to always try and do his best. He is a great example to all.
What an amazing family they are!!!

Wow

Really nice story. I am in awe.

Would have been even better if Doug learned to write, but all the same. Wow.

SaraJo

I don't know if you remember, Claire, but what you said to me when I saw Jag on the video was to stop watching the video until I finalized on Taj's adoption. Then I could go ahead with Jag's adoption if he was still available. Sounds a lot better than just stop watching the video. Anyway I did what you said. I finalized on Taj's adoption and then worked on getting Jag home with us.
Thanks all for your kind comments.

Kyleesgg

My Granddaughter, Kylee (Renu) was at the orphanage at the same time as Jag. It's a small world. We have him on a video and we always wondered how he was doing. Now we know. Thanks for sharing your story.
Kyleesgg

Hanna

I am in Jags class. Jag, I think you are one of the smartest people I know. You always know just what to say when people are down and you make everyone laugh. You are so funny. I am glad to know you. 7th grade will be fun as long as you are around!

Scissors

I am the room mother in Mr. Macloeds class. I remember the first time I had to do a project. I did not remember that Jag was in my daughters class this year. The project I had planned had a lot of cutting involved. I was so worried when I walk in and saw Jag. When I apologized to Mr. Macloed he told me not to worry about it. I still worried until I saw Jag having the time of his life. He has been impressing me all year. Jag, the lessons you are teaching your friends (and their parents) are invaluable. You are a great example! You have an awesome mother too. Give her a high five for me!

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