Our first project is a film about Chloe, who has Down syndrome, overcoming her struggles instead of simply managing them. It’s a story’s about a family who adopted the perspective of “she can” instead of “she can’t.” It’s about a community rallying around Chloe and her family, instead of isolating them. It’s a story of how hope can empower growth and make the impossible achievable. We want this inspiring story to be the start of many stories that will change the perspective society has about people with learning differences and their limitations.
More and more, social scientists find that what we think is more predictive of our achievement, than our ability, background, or current situation. This is true for those impacted by special needs. This is equally true for those impacted by special needs.
The Bloom Project firmly believes:
Inspiration and encouragement give birth to hope
Hope catalyzes persistence and perseverance
Persistence and perseverance make the impossible achievable
For those with special needs to thrive, to grow, and to achieve what some may say is “impossible,” families must be given hope about their future, and communities must be educated on their abilities.
Together, communities and families must believe those with special needs are capable of overcoming challenges and are capable of leading fulfilling lives. This hope and inspiration fuels persistence to push through the challenges life brings. On the other side of challenges are breakthroughs. These breakthroughs lead to freedom and victory over barriers that keep those with special needs from amazing opportunities.