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Hamish from new Zealand

Hi, my name is Hamish Gilbert. I am 19 years old, and I live in the beautiful Hawkes Bay, down by the awesome river Clive. I decided to leave school at the end of year 13, just like my brother did, and wanted to explore the working world. I wanted a job. My journey to…
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Raffa from Indonesia

Raffa from Indonesia

“I got vaccinated!” Yoga says, “My brother, Raffa, got his first vaccine dose. I thought he would be scared with the needle, but he was so brave and excited to get the vaccine. I am grateful that he had no side effects. I hope more children around the world will get the vaccine and stay…
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Share your story

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: SHARE YOUR STORY

Percival from Philippines

Percival from the Philippines

My name is Percival Lopez and I am 23 years old. My best buddy is my dog, Mikay. My sister gave her to me as a gift 9 years ago and we bonded quickly. We played lots of times, we understood each other and most of all, we were both happy. Mikay’s love is a…
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Zara from Slovenia

Zara from Slovenia

Hi. My name is Zara and I’m 12 years old. I’m a typical teenager, one could say, with a little bit of extra – extra spice, extra happiness, extra compassion, and an extra chromosome. Which doesn’t stop me from doing things other teenage girls do – I love going to school. I love sports (especially…
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Sam Godfrey from US

Sam Godfrey from the US

I have been spending my time rescuing and socializing feral kittens and finding people to adopt them. I have been working on raising money for local animal-related charities so they can better help homeless animals. I am also planning on returning to school so I can further my education so that I can better care…
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Race Eberhardt from US

Race Eberhardt from the US

My name is Race and I live in Rochester, NY. I work at a payroll company but my true passion is acting. Last year I worked on a TV show and this year I am working on a feature movie called Strait Undercover. I am the star of the film. Last year I met the director…
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Rei with her family

The Riza family from Indonesia

We live in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia. Our little family feels complete with the presence of our two children. The first child is a boy and the second child is a girl who was born with Down syndrome. Allah, the Lord of the Universe, gave us confidence with the presence of this little one who…
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Magdalena from Uruguay

Magdalena from Uruguay

Hi. My name’s Magdalena Cosco Viola. I’m 21 years old. I live in Montevideo, Uruguay, with my family. I have a brother and a sister. I’m studying at the University of Beaux Arts. This is my second year and the major is Contemporary Dance. I’ve been taking contemporary dance classes since I was 7. This…
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The Promise family

The Promise family from Nigeria

I a Clinical psychologist from Nigeria. My son Justice was diagnosed of Down syndrome at birth. He is now 3 years and 6 months. With early training, my son can do about everything! Although he still struggles to speak, he has developed sign language that he uses to communicate with family members and strangers. He…
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