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Share your story

The best way to promote awareness of Down syndrome is for people with Down syndrome to share their own stories in their own words. If you have a story that you would like to share with the world, please click here.

Sujeet from US

Sujeet from the United States

Greetings! Happy Holidays 2021 and a Happy New Year 2022! This is our 2nd Holiday season that the shadows of COVID-19 sadly still chasing & scaring us all. Let us continue to join and help each other to keep our spirits high, through ….  Those beats of “THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY “  singing “ CAROL OF THE BELLS…
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Morgan from Indonesia

Morgan from Indonesia

Morgan says, “I hope to be more listened, included and respected in employment in 2022”. The best way to promote awareness of Down syndrome is for people with Down syndrome to share their own stories in their own words. If you have a message that you would like to share with the world, please click…
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Luka from New Zealand

Luka from New Zealand

Luka Willems says “Meri Kirihimete”, Merry Christmas from Āotearoa. “We celebrate in the summer with BBQ’s, beaches and Pavlova and the Pohutakawa Trees, our NZ Christmas tree are in bloom. I have made a Christmas YouTube clip for you. Enjoy and have a fun Christmas from Luka” The best way to promote awareness of Down…
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Yura from Russia

Yura from Russia

I met Yura a year ago. We immediately became friends. Who could not when you see a sincere open smile of a good man. Yure 50 years old. He has lived all his life in the village. He helped his mother, who had a large farm and five children. When his mother died, he came…
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Angela from Malta

Angela from Malta

Angela is one of 4 young people to receive the Artivisti award for activism in the arts awarded by the Arts Council Malta with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ (Malta’s national youth agency). Angela will receive mentorship from one of Malta’s best-known children’s authors, as well as a €4000 grant toward her project. Her project is called “Changing Perceptions”, and…
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Sheri from South Africa

Sheri from South Africa

In 2022 I would again like to live a full life, by working full time in the Lettie Fouche School as an assistant teacher and also as a part-time co-presenter of my own radio program. I would very much like to again motivate people by giving presentations nationally and internationally. I would also like to…
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Alishba from Pakistan

Alishba from Pakistan

20-year-old Alishba expresses herself through visual art. She classifies her work as “abstract expressionism”. Her work has been appreciated locally as well as internationally. She has the honour of having her artwork exhibited at The Feminist Library (London), invited as a guest artist by ArtRooms (London) and exhibiting her solo art show in Zari Gallery (London). Alishba’s works were…
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The Haider family from Pakistan

The Haider family from Pakistan

My son is 11 years old. He needs help to use the washroom and with eating. There is not a good school here to give him an education. My dream is for him to learn to be independent regarding his diet and use the washroom. Unfortunately, he has been born in a country where he…
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Adit from Indonesia

Adit from Indonesia

Accepting my destiny as a child with Down syndrome certainly is not easy for me or my family. But, I chose to be grateful for what I am by doing the best I can. I chose to show my interest in music by playing the drums, slowly developing my skills. Now, I aspire to be…
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