WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University will host Dan Kulp, comedian, actor, and author as he talks about raising children with special needs at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2. His presentation will be in Salvi Lecture Hall, located on the third floor of Saint Mary’s Hall.

Kulp has twice appeared on “Good Morning America” and is the author of Confounding the Wise: A Celebration of Life, Love, Laughter, Adoption and the Joy of Children with Special Needs.

Kulp humorously describes his parenting foibles and moves his audiences to tears as he tells how his wife’s experiences with “dying rooms” led to the adoption of their children. Their son Simon, who was abandoned in the woods on the day he was born, is said to be the first with Down syndrome adopted out of China to the U.S. Kulp and his wife have a total of four children, three of whom were adopted and have special needs (Down syndrome and autism, Alfi’s syndrome, spina bifida). Kulp also has four siblings with Down syndrome, three of whom were also adopted.

The Culture of Life student organization at Saint Mary’s is sponsoring this free event that’s open to the public.

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