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7-Year-Old Boy with Down Syndrome Fulfills Dream of Being UPS Driver

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Drew Bausman, a 7-year-old with Down Syndrome, delivers joy to those around him every day. Recently, UPS delivered joy to Drew Bausman!

The corporation heard of Drew’s love of UPS because they “deliver joy.” Drew’s favorite color is brown and he even has a costume he wears that is a UPS driver uniform.

According to KOVR, UPS provided Drew with a miniature UPS truck decorated with flames and filled with packages. Delivery worker, Ian Geddes, then drove Drew to his school where they delivered parcels to Drew’s 1st grade classmates.

Drew’s mother, Becky Bausman, spoke about how appropriate the experience was because “Joy’s kind of my platform as it relates to Down Syndrome. Because, to be honest, having a kid with Down Syndrome has been the greatest source of joy in my life.”

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Bausman told TODAY, “‘Drew has always loved watching cars and trucks drive by the family home.'”

“He especially gravitated toward UPS trucks and started telling everyone his favorite color was brown. Then COVID happened and there were a lot of UPS trucks coming to the house.”

“On World Down Syndrome Day (March 21), Bausman took Drew to deliver small gifts to the UPS drivers, who then let Drew help load the truck. Bausman sent a video of that experience to people she knows who work at UPS.”

Now, perhaps Drew is already moving toward his dream career. “Bausman told TODAY that UPS said Drew could have a job with the company when he turns 16. ‘As long as he still has a passion for UPS, he might have a job,’ Bausman said. ‘But the first thing I need to do is get him a bigger uniform.’”

Proverbs 11:25, ESV, says, “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.”

Drew Bausman lives this verse every day and now, Ian Geddes and UPS drivers have honored the joy this 7-year-old brings to all who know him.

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Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a writer, speaker, Christian coach and disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She’s authored five books with a sixth on the way. Though she has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies, Lori learned the most from studying her Bible in life’s trenches. Rhode Islander. Wife, mom, grandmom, retired homeschool parent, part-time giant-slayer. Visit her at www.loriroeleveld.com.
Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a writer, speaker, Christian coach and disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She’s authored five books with a sixth on the way. Though she has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies, Lori learned the most from studying her Bible in life’s trenches. Rhode Islander. Wife, mom, grandmom, retired homeschool parent, part-time giant-slayer. Visit her at www.loriroeleveld.com.




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