Blake’s Snow Shack – Business Owner with Down Syndrome

Blake’s Snow Shack – Business Owner with Down Syndrome


Mary Ann: I always wanted to be a mom, and
I knew I wanted two boys. We had Blake that morning, everything was
great, he was doing great. And then that evening we met a new doctor
and she said “We think he might have Down syndrome.” Billy: We had all these people telling us
all the things he can’t do, won’t be able to do, limitations on him already before he
even had a chance. I think that was hard for Mitchell, he—real
protective of Blake. Mitchell: People just assume there’s so much
he can’t do, but people with Down syndrome can really do anything. Mary Ann: So we went through the normal milestones,
but as the boys grew up, Blake always wanted to be like his big brother. We would start getting ready for work or Mitchell
was going to work, and he’d start saying, “What about me?” So, when we found a local barbecue restaurant,
and he worked there for over a year, and he became family to them. So that was our plan–he was a senior, he
was working at barbecue restaurant, this is what’s gonna happen forever, because it was
perfect. And then they called me. They were gonna close. So Saturday morning, Blake gets up and he
starts getting ready for work, and I had to tell him, “Buppet, they closed the restaurant.” There goes our plan. What the heck are we gonna do? Billy: Blake was left without a job just
like a lot of people, so we sort of took the summer off, thought about it, tried to come
up with something, and one day around the table, we came up with Blake’s Snow Shack. We just went and bought the trailer. We didn’t know where we was going to put it,
or what was gonna happen yet. We researched on the internet and around,
talked to different people, and got the machine, got the flavors. It just took off from there and just hasn’t
stopped. Newscasters: A North Texas food truck is
gaining international attention. That’s Blake Pyron… …Blake Pyron-…
…He’s the owner of Blake’s Snow Shack… …Blake’s Snow Shack, and is the state’s
youngest business owner living with Down syndrome. ..He’s been able to do something that some
Fortune 500 companies only dream of, and that’s land a coveted endorsement deal with a NASCAR
racing team. NASCAR Commentator: Boogity, boogity, boogity! Let’s go racing, boys! Billy: We’ve had people come from all over,
they’ve drove three or four hours, five hours, just to come get snow cones. What we thought would be fun for Blake and
a job for him turned into encouragement. Mary Ann: I remember just holding him, and I promised
him, I said, “I will never keep you from the world.”

21 comments

  1. Ahahaha I always wanted a snow cone stand…how wonderful..
    Where are y'all..
    Bless y'all from foattt wooooth and Sicily

  2. This is love, this is what family does for their members. Abortion hurts… let's continue fighting for the right to life 😀

  3. What love!!! What an amazing family and what an amazing young man!!! Blake, you are a gift from JESUS and this world is brighter and better because of you!!!

  4. he proves that you can do anything you put your mind to. it's unfortunate that a lot people who are physically healthy don't put their minds to anything

  5. There are no limits of what GOD can do in a person's life and NO ONE should limit anyone's ability to do ALL THINGS!
    Philippians 4:13
    "13 I can do all things [a]through Him who strengthens me." (NKJV)

  6. Watching at them and thinking that if the doctors had discovered his down syndrome during pregnancy he would have been aborted just made ne cry… Everybody deserves life

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