14 Reasons Why People With Down Syndrome Are Awesome

NRL News Today

14 Reasons Why People With Down Syndrome Are Awesome

<!– pat dup image remove attempt End of remove dup image attempt –>

 

Individuals with Down syndrome are precious gifts to our world. Here are just a few reasons why they are so awesome!

1. They’re pointing out that every life has value.

They’re pointing out that every life has value.

http://www.noahsdad.com

2. They’re climbing Mt. Everest.

They’re climbing Mt. Everest.

A courageous young man from Oregon recently made history with the first recorded account of an American teenager with Down syndrome to reach a base camp of Mt. Everest.

3. They’re changing the face of fashion.

14 Reasons Why People With Down Syndrome Are Awesome

6-year old Ryan Langston has appeared in a Nordstrom catalog and an ad for Target. “He’s a beautiful little boy and he does shine, he has a beautiful little light and I think that’s what people are seeing,” Ryan’s mother Amanda said.

4. They’re succeeding in business.

14 Reasons Why People With Down Syndrome Are Awesome

Individuals with Down syndrome are breaking stereotypes into bits and pieces — from running a restaurant to launching a pottery business.

5. They’re starring in TV shows.

They’re starring in TV shows.

Actress Lauren Potter appears on Fox’s Glee.

6. They’re going viral on social media.

They’re going viral on social media.

This photo went viral on Facebook garnering thousands of Likes and Shares.

7. They’re being elected to public office.

They’re being elected to public office.

In 2013, Angela Bachiller became the first person with Down syndrome to be elected as a councilwoman. She now works at the Ayuntamiento (municipality) of Valladolid, Spain, and is expected to continue her political career.

8. They’re enriching the lives of those around them.

14 Reasons Why People With Down Syndrome Are Awesome

Among 2,044 parents or guardians surveyed, 79 percent reported their outlook on life was more positive because of their child with Down syndrome.

9. They’re making incredible strides in education.

14 Reasons Why People With Down Syndrome Are Awesome

Megan McCormick is the first person with Down syndrome to graduate with honors from a technical college in United States. This past May, Megan earned her degree in education and was at the top of her class at Bluegrass Community Technical College in Kentucky.

10. And teaching us new lessons about life every day.

14 Reasons Why People With Down Syndrome Are Awesome

11. Like how to appreciate the little things.

Like how to appreciate the little things.

12. And to have a sense of humor.

And to have a sense of humor.

13. And that real love doesn’t count chromosomes.

14 Reasons Why People With Down Syndrome Are Awesome

14. Is there a limit to what people with Down syndrome can do?

14 Reasons Why People With Down Syndrome Are Awesome
 
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s