Episode 2: David



David works at Red Arrow Motor Coach in Calgary, Alberta where his happy demeanor and pride in his work are valued by both his co-workers and the customers he helps serve. Born with Down syndrome, David refuses to let the label of “handicapped” hold him back in life. His job at Red Arrow has been integral to developing his confidence and expanding his skill set.

“Here’s my work. I cleaned here and top. This is my office. Here’s my seat.” — David Sobieski


Carmen is David’s mother. She is thankful for David’s position at Red Arrow and hopes it helps him become more independent.

“David was born Down syndrome. It was a shock for us but he has become the blessing of our lives.” — Carmen Sobieski


Patrick is David’s father. He enjoys spending time with his son and feels lucky that the Alberta Association for Community Living was there to open doors for him.

“I have to be humble with Dave, but he’s an absolute pleasure to have around.” — Patrick Sobieski