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April 11, 2006

Father Won't Give Up Dream of Retarded Son Graduating College

Left: Jerry Winslow, Eddie, and normal son Todd

(Madison, WI) "Defeat" is not a word in the vocabulary of Jerry Winslow, and the arrival of his son Eddie in 1978 posed a unique challenge for the industrial sales rep.

"When the doc said the word 'retarded,' it really threw me for a loop," said Winslow, admitting that he was "pretty freaked" about parenting a special needs child. "But I made a decision right then and there: no boy of mine is ever going to be a quitter, no matter how mental he is."

Winslow says that, despite his challenges, Eddie will one day graduate from a state college.

"Yeah, he's 28 now, and still working on the alphabet, but this kid is not going to let his old man down, are you Eddie?" he asked the young man. "Are you, sport? SPORT? Attaboy - now quit drooling, because HUMANS DON'T DROOL!."

Winslow said that nothing will stop Eddie from reaching his dream.

"I dont care if we have to pay someone to take his tests - the kid is getting his bachelor's," said Winslow. "I will not have anyone in this family hiding his pansy ass behind the label of "disabled." Mary Winkler

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