Inspiring Girl With Special Needs Starts Business Based On Peoples’ Inability To Read

An Australian woman born with Down Syndrome is thriving along with her business because she loves what she does and enjoys helping people.

Here’s joyous news sure to brighten your day! Emma Lynam, an Australian woman born with Down Syndrome, has built a thriving business based on her low level of reading comprehension. Because she’s passionate about what she does, success is manifesting in a number of forms and inspiring many people along the way.

As ABC News reports, Emma’s mom, Jo Lynam, was worried her daughter would never find a job. That fear quickly dissipated, however, once she discovered her daughter’s love of using paper shredders.

Together, they started a company called “Master Shredder,” named after the arch enemy of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, one of Emma’s favorite shows.

Her mother shared that she wanted Emma to be like any other 21-year-old, and to “stand on her own two feet and own her own living.” Therefore, she began recruiting clients who routinely need sensitive documents and records destroyed to protect client privacy.

It turns out Emma is the perfect person to trust with the task of destroying sensitive documents.

Credit: ABC News

Credit: ABC News

Inspired by the ability to do work she loves and help people at the same time, Emma is thriving along with her business. Some of Master Shredder’s repeat customers include a credit union and a law firm.

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