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As many of you know, I (Becky-head marketing and advertising spaz for Mom Squad) wear many hats. The main one is “the office products chick” at The Office Shop of Downtown Brainerd and Downtown Aitkin. Scott and Jodie Johnson have been my beloved employers for over 12 years now (poor buggers. They both need an award for putting up with me that long). As a business owners, they rock. As a family they have endured many hardships and challenges, but have been rewarded with two pretty phenomenal kids, Zach and Kari Jo. The following is an except from an interview done with college student Kari Jo and the subject and getting rid of the “r-word”. Please take a moment to read this. It’s important.
“Senior Kari Jo Johnson said when she hears the word “retarded,” “It kills me … It’s like the absolute sharpest knife that punches you in the gut and makes you lose your breath.” Johnson’s younger brother, Zach, is 18 and has Down syndrome..” click here to read more
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