Meet Kenny, The World’s Oldest Person Living Down Syndrome!
Kenny Cridge was born in 1939, with his twin sister Dorothy. His expected life was just 12 years but he never lost hopes to survive and now he is the world's oldest living man with down syndrome as declared in 2008 by Guinness World Records.
When he was titled with the oldest man he was at the Wisteria House care home in Tintinhull, Yeovil, Somerset, on February 15.
The manager of the care home, Ann Nicholson says:
Since his birthday last year, he has maintained general good health with no significant changes. He is happy and always has a smile for everyone– Kenny can brighten anyone's day with his smile and laughter. He's very affectionate and loves having kisses and cuddles; he often says 'cuddle me'. Kenny is one in a million, and we are so lucky to have him in our lives at Wisteria House.
The caretaker at care home says:
“Kenny still enjoys playing his harmonica, eating sweet treats and sharing jokes with fellow residents”
Happiest born day to Kenny!
Kenny celebrates his 77th birthday
Kenny's niece Marie Shotton said...
Now people with down syndrome are treated equally and respected, but my nan said that back in the day it wasn't like that. She fought a lot of battles for him and really devoted her life to Kenny. His father Samuel, who adored him as his little boy, had a bike with a sidecar, and Kenny used to drive around in it to go to the local pubs. He's marvellous, and people in the village where he grew up still ask about him.