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Robert Hendershot

Robert Hendershot has been a manufacturers’ representative in the electronics industry for more than 35 years. He and his wife, Melissa, have three sons, Trevor, Taylor and Tanner. Trevor, who has Down syndrome, was hired by Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels in 2012, and then by the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks in 2013, to serve as greeter at their team stores. He has since become widely known, admired and loved by countless sports fans. The MLB Commissioner is considering a proposal to “Trevorize” every stadium by having every MLB team hire individuals with Down syndrome to work as greeters in their team stores. Robert, Trevor and their family are also forming a non-profit corporation, Angels for Higher, to help facilitate the employment of individuals with Down syndrome in sports stadiums across America. 

Trevor Hendershot and Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni and Trevor: Ambassadors for Life

When I look at the photos of Joni Eareckson Tada and Trevor together, I can’t help but think about how both of them, in their own unique ways, joyfully proclaim God’s message that every human being is incredibly precious, infinitely valuable and eternally significant.

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Shining a Positive Light on Down Syndrome

Robert Hendershot discusses the amazing impact individuals with Down syndrome can have upon the world as he highlights the inspiring story of his son Trevor, a young man with Down syndrome who is a team store greeter for the Los Angeles Angels and the Anaheim Ducks.