Father With Down Syndrome Raises a Doctor and Proves Love Makes Everything Possible


A common misconception about people with Down syndrome is — that they cannot have children. Women with Down can bear children just fine and, in extremely rare cases, men can become fathers too. Jad Issa, a man with Down syndrome not only welcomed a child with his wife, but he also raised him to be a doctor.

Impresionante would like to share the beautiful story of this family from Syria with our readers that proves there’s nothing more powerful than the power of selfless love.

A dad who showered his baby with all the love in the world

When Jad’s son Sader was born, he was welcomed to the family and pampered, just like any other kid would be normally in a home. Sader tells us that he remembers feeling very loved as a child and his father would spend time with him wrestling, thumb wrestling, and playing other games. The local community also supported the family and accepted them as they are.

He worked hard so his son could achieve his dreams.

Having big dreams for his son, Jad, who used to work in a wheat mill, started saving money for his college tuition. He did everything in his power to support his family and, according to Sader, his father’s hard work and commitment to giving him the best future possible inspired him to study arduously and become a doctor. “I think I would’ve been much less excited about life and much less passionate about what I do if I didn’t have my special father,” he wrote captioning a photo with his dad.

He’s extremely proud of his doctor son.

Sader is now a dentist, which is one of the best and high paying careers in Syria, and Jad’s happiness has no bounds. When his son was still studying, Jad would introduce new people to him by telling them “my son is a doctor” with a twinkle in his eyes.

The family is living proof that stereotypes are meant to be broken.

Talking about the relationship his parents share, Sader told us that despite being together for decades, the love between his mom and dad is still as if they were married yesterday. They understand each other’s needs perfectly. They love to go on walks together and sometimes they just sit and chat away for hours.

Sader gives the credit behind his success to his father and admits he is as proud of his dad as his dad is of him. The inspiring duo loves catching up on movies together in their free time.

Know someone who would love to read the heartwarming story of Jad and his son as much as we did? Tag them in the comments for their dose of “feel-good”!

Please note: This article was updated in May 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.