Though Tim is the only restaurant owner with Down syndrome, he's far from the first business owner. Blake Pyron of Sanger, Texas, owns a snow cone stand that he works at in the summer. Pyron told USA Today he's always heard about what he can't do as someone with Down syndrome, but his ability to run a business has proven the naysayers wrong.
Down syndrome continues to be a common issue for children, with 6,000 babies born every year with the syndrome, which is about 1 in 700 babies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number has increased by 30 percent since 2003.