About Down's Syndrome : James

How would you describe yourself?

I’m fun, quirky, flirty, dashingly handsome, friendly and helpful.

Do you live at home?

No, I moved out to my flat a few years ago.  I live alone now.

Where do you work?  What do you do?

I work for The Fire and Rescue Service.

I am an admin assistant so I deal with the post, scanning, filing, reception and I was a meeter-and-greeter at an international conference we held in a local hotel.  I’m about to start a computer training course at work.

What do you do to relax?

I listen to music and I watch TV.  I have a season ticket to Bournemouth FC and I go to the matches with my uncle or my dad.  I play football too.  I’ve had a go at most sports.  I love dancing and socialising.  Friday night is pub night – I meet my old schoolfriends for a catchup and we have a laugh.

Who’s your hero? 

My mate Kieran is my hero – he’s just become a dad and he’s a fantastic barber.

Your heroine? 

My mum.

What has been the best bit of 2019 so far?

My brother’s stag weekend.  He’s getting married in September.

What are you looking forward to in 2019?

My brother’s wedding in September.  Also, I’m going on holiday with my mate Ryan for four nights. He and I are men behaving badly!

Do you have any advice for readers?

Be yourself.  Support Bournemouth FC!  Enjoy life and look after your family.  Keep calm, it’s only an extra chromosome!

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