Remembering My Brother Joey Tedisco on Down Syndrome Awareness Day

March 22, 2018

I had to stand yesterday on the NYS Senate Floor to be a voice for and tell a very personal story about my late brother, Joey Tedisco, who had Down Syndrome. Yesterday was Down Syndrome Awareness Day and we passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Kathy Marchione, which I co-sponsored, to bring attention to our family, friends, neighbors and fellow citizens who have Down Syndrome. We have an obligation to do everything we can to let them -- and all New Yorkers -- be everything they can be with the God-given talents they've been given.