In 2010 Kirin Jacobsen walks across the auditorium stage to receive his Bachelor’s Degree. For his parents, Suzanne and John Jacobsen, this moment is more than a milestone – it is a celebration of Kirin’s courage to overcome enormous obstacles. Follow the Jacobsen family as Kirin grows from a boy who passionately loves Thomas the Tank Engine into a wise and wonderful young man who becomes a train conductor. The Jacobsen family faces many challenges with medical professionals and educators, demonstrating the extent of the advocacy required to support Kirin into adulthood. Individuals with developmental differences and their families are constantly faced with ignorance, complacency, disrespect and misunderstanding. The Jacobsens’ story is shared to encourage parents to advocate for their loved ones, and inspire changes that will make a difference in the lives of these individuals.