Hate graffiti was strewn across their property, with the words, RETARDS, Get Outta here, and other disgusting language.
The family had been attacked because her two adopted daughters from Ukraine, Meg and Alina, both have Down Syndrome. Anne says it was the day that changed her life forever.
Instead of remaining quiet about it, Annes two sons said they wanted to make a video, to Speak up for our sisters.
The Hollis Boys, ages 6 and 7, asked Mom and Dad if they would help them, and they happily obliged. In 2012, they put out a call to the public to help put an end to using the word retard, which should have no place in our vocabulary. This is a beautiful video, but its such a shame this family had to take action because of these hurtful, hateful words.
Its clear these two amazing little boys care so greatly about their sisters! I couldnt help but tear up watching the heartache in the eyes of the younger son on the right.
Lets help these two brothers spread the word about acceptance.
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One morning last April, Todd Hollis, a teacher and football coach at the local high school in the small town about 30 miles west of Peoria, backed the family car out of the garage to take the kids to school. As the garage door came down in front of them, they all gaped in horror at the defacement that had happened overnight.
Reetodz, bitchez, 4-Eyes, Dead was painted on the garage door.
Hollis grabbed the remote that sent the door careening back into the garage ceiling. But he wasnt fast enough to keep the kids from reading the frightening graffiti.