After finding it hard to get hired at a job, 20-year-old Gabi Angelini felt having Down syndrome was making it tougher for her to find work. Friends of hers with disabilities were also having trouble getting jobs, so Gabi decided to open her own business, with some help from her mom, Mary.
Gabi has always wanted to open a restaurant, but mom suggested starting small, with coffee and baked goods. Her daughter agreed and the idea for Gabi’s Grounds was born. She has been raising money through her GoFundMe page and a coffee blend she sells through a local café and plans to open her coffee shop in Raleigh, North Carolina by next year, where she’ll employ others with disabilities.
"We’re going to have a fun time together and sing and dance a lot," Gabi says. And mom agrees, adding, "These kids are great employees, so we’re going to have a fantastic workforce."
Source: Inside Edition