Man With Down Syndrome To Testify Before Congress

John Cronin, who runs John’s Crazy Socks, will discuss the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities.

By Paige McAtee, Patch Staff 

The Huntington businessman with Down syndrome who gifted George H.W. Bush socks he wore to Barbara Bush’s funeral will be heading to our nation’s Capitol on Wednesday to testify before Congress.

John Cronin, 22, will discuss his business, John’s Crazy Socks, to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business.

John and his father Mark Cronin run a business called John’s Crazy Socks where they donate 5 percent of their earnings to the Special Olympics. The business has become so successful that they now operate from a 6,400 square foot facility in Melville and employ 33 people, including 15 people with differing abilities. 

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