His father, Jad, has the genetic condition in which a person has three copies of chromosome 21, instead of the usual two copies, leading to learning difficulties and delayed development. However, this condition did not mean that Sadar’s childhood lacked love and support.
Father Jad showered his only son with all the attention he could and made sure he focused on his studies. Despite being a factory worker, Jad became an important pillar of the community due to his altruism. He is known for his kindness and expressing love and admiration without expecting anything in return.
Sader said he is “proud” to have such a father who is loved by so many. Speaking to the Syrian Society for Social Development, he said, “I am proud of my father. Throughout my life, he has been the greatest support whenever I needed it.”
The pride goes both ways as Jad is extremely happy with his son’s career choice. Sader added, “You can see the joy and satisfaction in his eyes as if to say, ‘Yes, I have Down syndrome, but I raised this man and did everything possible to make him a doctor.'”
Sader also addressed the concerns people have about whether a woman without Down syndrome can marry a man with DS. He believes that if both partners are on the same wavelength, why not get married? They can be intellectually compatible, both being simple yet loving and caring people. While there are very few studies on the fertility of men with DS, Sader wants others with DS to know that while it might be rare, it is still possible to have a family.
He mentioned that they have received hundreds of messages from parents who said that they gave them hope for a better future for their children.