McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) Worker With Down Syndrome Retires After 32 Years, Party On Monday
McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) is holding a party on Monday in honor of Freia David, who has a down syndrome. Freia David will retire after 32 years of service; she currently works at Needham McDonalds.
David got the job through Charles River Center which is a non-profit organization working to provide employment and training to children and adults with developmental disabilities. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was the first company to partner with Charles River Center for providing job opportunities.
“She is one of the most beautiful and upbeat people you could ever hope to know and I know,” wrote loyal patron Christopher Sheehan on Facebook — Sheehan grew up with David and the two are still close.
What is Down syndrome?
A rare genetic disorder caused due to abnormal cell division resulting in additional genetic material from chromosome 21. Symptoms include distinct facial appearance, developmental delays, and may also be associated with thyroid or heart disease. However, medical help from therapist and special educators can help in managing Down syndrome.
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