High School Student with Down Syndrome Running a Successful Online Business

John lives with his parents, Mark & Carol Cronin, in Huntington, NY where attends high school for half of the day, then studies retail and customer service in the afternoon at Wilson Tech. He has Down syndrome, but it hasn’t held him back. He’s the co-founder and face of ‘John’s Crazy Socks’, an online sock store. He and his father have grown their total sales from $14,700 in December to $350,000 in March. In fact, they’ve grown so fast, they had to move to a bigger building. The company makes sure to spread happiness to others in need: 5% of John’s profits goes to the Special Olympics; they also donate to the The National Down Syndrome Society and The Association For Children With Down Syndrome.

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Article Source: TIME Money

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