A man with a genetic disorder has said he feels “happy and shocked” after thousands of people on Twitter congratulated him for landing his first job.
Justin G, who did not wish to share his second name, went viral overnight after he tweeted about landing his new position.
* Major NEWS*
I got the Job i am Starting Early Next week i am in a loss of words and do not know what to say other then lets party this is my first ever job in my whole life i wont let my disability stop me i wonder how many people seeing this will congratulate me ! #22q pic.twitter.com/HMFitK3A8K
— Justin G (@syndrome22q1) August 3, 2021
“This is my first ever job in my whole life I wont let my disability stop me.”
Justin’s role will see him creating social media posts for Charge Across America, a TV docuseries about racing electric vehicles, and he is set to start on Monday or Tuesday next week.
That's such great news! Congratulations, Justin! pic.twitter.com/fes2Y18WXo
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) August 3, 2021
DiGeorge syndrome, also known as 22Q syndrome, is a disorder where part of a person’s 22nd chromosome is missing.
The disorder has a number of symptoms, but for Justin it has given him heart issues and learning difficulties.
“I want to share people with special needs you can a job and you can’t let your disability get in the way,” Justin told the PA news agency.
“I feel so amazing the internet is celebrating my success… I felt so, so, so happy and shocked when I was getting tons of support.
“It made me more confident in myself to keep going and pushing.”
I have special needs it doesnt matter if my heart is different or my brain is different or if i have a different body or my voice is different i can do anything i put my mind to dont let your disability take control only you are
— Justin G (@syndrome22q1) November 13, 2020
Well said Justin! If you believe in yourself, ANYTHING is possible. 👍
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 14, 2020
This is not the first time Justin has gone viral – he has received thousands of messages, likes and shares at different times, sometimes when he has asked Twitter users to say hello to him or wish him a happy birthday.