Eli Cox, age 3

Photograph by Kristina DiDomenico (2021)

Eli’s smile brightens any room that he enters! He is a friendly little boy and knows how to make everyone feel loved. Being the youngest of nine siblings, his big brothers and sisters spend a lot of time loving on him. They have been a huge part in helping Eli learn and grow.

Eli has a diagnosis of Down syndrome and is a joy to everyone he meets. You better not blink because nothing slows Eli down. He is full of energy and always on the move.

Some of Eli’s favorite things are music, riding four wheelers, and giving big hugs to his dog, Chief. With his love for the outdoors, when Eli grows up, he will be the “Main Man” for his dad’s landscaping company.

Family Connection of South Carolina provides services and resources to families who have a child with a disability or specialized healthcare need. Since 1990 we have served more than 100,000 families and today our services are needed more than ever. We focus on parent-to-parent support, guidance with navigating the complex healthcare system, and assistance with school meetings and special education plans.

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