Getting an acceptance letter to college is often a joyful moment, but it was doubly so for 20-year-old Rion Holcombe, a young Spartanburg, South Carolina, man with Down syndrome who received his envelope in early December.
His mother posted the video of Holcombe opening his acceptance letter to her YouTube channel, along with a brief explanation:
“Rion was accepted into a special program called ClemsonLIFE. This is an amazing two year program for a small number (15) of young adults with special needs. This isn’t a program in which one can earn a degree. Right now, Clemson is one of five universities in SC with a LIFE program. I love that kids like Rion get to experience college life and this type of independence. Proud of my alma mater!”