TREVOR'S STORY

Angels for Higher was set in motion on one of the happiest, saddest, and ultimately greatest days of Robert's life...

When Robert saw his first child being born and the doctor said, "He's a boy!" that was one of the happiest moments of his life. But when that same doctor, five minutes later, asked Robert, "Do you know what Down syndrome is?" that was by far one of the saddest moments of his life. He was so disappointed and even angry at God, "You knew I'd have enough trouble being the father of a 'regular' child, let alone one with special needs! I do not deserve a son like this!" Well, the last twenty-seven years of trials and triumphs they've experienced in their lives together have proved to Robert that he was right all along, and he stands by his original statement--he really did not deserve a son like Trevor, albeit for the completely opposite reason...

                                                                Trevor at one year

                                                                Trevor at one year

Trevor overcomes the early challenges in his life...

During Trevor's early school years he was bullied, told he was worthless, and that the best job he could ever hope for would be folding towels in the basement of a hotel laundromat. Nevertheless, as a senior at Northwood High School in Irvine, California, the faculty drafted him onto the homecoming court, and then his classmates elected him Homecoming King in the greatest landslide in school history- -he received more votes than the other four candidates combined!

                                                          Trevor elected Homecoming King

                                                          Trevor elected Homecoming King

Trevor becomes Southern California celebrity while working as Team Store Greeter for Major League Baseball's L.A. Angels and the National Hockey League's Anaheim Ducks

In 2012, after graduating from his junior college job training program, Trevor was first hired by MLB's L.A. Angels, and then in 2013 by the NHL's Anaheim Ducks to be the Greeter in their respective Team Stores. Over the years, Trevor's become known, admired, and often loved by hundreds of thousands of sports fans, fellow employees and professional athletes.

Angels for Higher, working together with Priority Living, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, exists to facilitate the hiring of many other individuals with Down syndrome to work as Greeters in as many stadium team stores as possible. Our goal is thus to encourage the "Trevorizing" of sports stadiums across the USA, North America and ultimately around the world.

                        Trevor working at the Los Angeles Angels Team Store

                        Trevor working at the Los Angeles Angels Team Store

“Trevor Hendershot, I am in awe of you in so many ways. I always make a point to say hi to you when I attend any games. YOU are a bright light in the world and Thank God you have risen above those who opposed and tried to discount you. You have phenomenal parents who from day one have loved you and supported you. I teach Special Education and wish more students and parents were like you and your family. I love your smile and dedication to both our Angels and Ducks.”
— Wendy L., Special Education teacher