Down Syndrome Has Not Defined Us! We Created ‘John’s Crazy Socks’ With John and Mark Cronin

Welcome to the 78th episode of the Give A Heck Podcast!

Join Dwight Heck and his guests, John and Mark Cronin who took over the sock industry with John’s Crazy Socks, to share about their journey and the fight to break societal norms about Down Syndrome.

As a grade school student, John had a knack for being so organized and outgoing, he organized events for the school!

John and Mark share how the school principal got involved on certain occasions for John to be able to use the school gym for a talent show and John’s own birthday party!

Little did they know that John’s gifts would lead them to higher endeavours. Their business, John’s Crazy Socks is just one of many successes, and how they use it to spread their advocacy so be sure to stay tuned to know more about this amazing father-son duo!

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

● John’s childhood that’s full of challenges and growth

● How Mark dealt with John’s entrepreneurial spirit

● Mark’s parenting style for his two sons

● How the retailing class helped John’s growth

● How they use the business to spread their advocacy

● And much more!


About John and Mark Cronin:

John Cronin is a 25-year-old entrepreneur who happens to have Down syndrome. John is the co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer of John’s Crazy Socks which has a mission to spread happiness and show what people with differing abilities can achieve.

Mark X. Cronin is the co-founder, along with his son John, of John’s Crazy Socks, a social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness. His leadership has demonstrated that pursuing social goals – demonstrating what people with differing abilities can achieve and giving back – makes for good business.

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