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Mahyar from Iran

Mahyar from Iran

Hello there, my name is Mahyar Pilehvar Javid from Iran. I am 23 and was born with Down syndrome but it doesn’t mean I can’t live my life fullest. I am a champion in swimming. I won 2 silver medals in the Special Olympics World Games USA  in 2015 and 2 silver medals in Abudhabi…
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Samantha from United States

Samantha from United States

Meet my daughter Samantha! She is a 19-year-old model/actor that loves sports, dance, and Olivia Rodrigo! When she has free time, she hangs out with her friends, plays Just Dance, and watches movies. We are so proud that she just finished her 4th season of Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker. This brave young woman gets up…
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Alejandra from Peru

Alejandra from Peru

I am Alejandra. I’m 25 years old. I am engaged with a lovely boy named Giancarlo. I live in Lima, and I work three days weekly at the National Children’s Hospital as an assistant in the Department of Genetics. Actually, I am traveling, visiting my aunt Doris in Switzerland. This is a lovely country, although…
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Gayatri from India

Gayatri from India

Hello. I am Gayatri. I am crafting a better tomorrow for myself and my friends with my art. Look at my work on Instagram – pumpkin_shumpkin. I love my life and enjoy every moment of it. I am always willing to allow you to enter my life and share my joys. Happy 2023 The best…
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Aidan from the United Kingdom

Aidan from the United Kingdom

Hi, I’m Aidan. I am 20 years old. I’ve just been featured by Parkrun UK in their blog because I ran 100 park runs! Aidan’s dad, Matt, says: “Aidan started parkrunning in 2013 when he was 10 years old. Being able to run independently at Parkrun, because of the safe and supportive environment that it…
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Dan from the United States

Dan from the United States

Hi! My name is Dan, and I am 41 years old. I live in South Carolina and recently got my own place with my best friend Kyle. I have worked very hard to be on my own and am so happy to have done it with the help of my family and my independent living…
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Neelima from India

Neelima from India

I am Neelima. I am 25 yrs of age. I am lucky to have my parents. Especially my father. He coordinates a special school organised by parents of the Trivandrum City of Kerala, God’s own country of India. We play, sing, dance, and make different useful things with the help of teachers. We enjoy each…
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Ethan from the United States

Ethan from the United States

This is my beautiful son Ethan who is 9 yrs old. He loves sports of all kinds. He also just made the A Honor roll in 3rd grade. He is so sweet and cares about everyone he meets. Such a joy to be his Dad! Richard The best way to promote awareness of Down syndrome…
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Aryan from Botswana

Aryan from Botswana

Hai, I am Aryan. I am 12yr old and I was born with Down syndrome. I am a twin and my sister is Apoorva. We live in Maun in Botswana. There is no special need school. My mum really struggled hard to get me into school and she succeded to put me into mainstream with…
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Santiago

Santiago from the United States

Hi, my name is Andres and I wanted to reach out to tell you about my brother, Santiago. Santiago is making a breakthrough in the world of digital art and artists with disabilities.  Santiago is a 16-year-old, non-verbal artist with Down syndrome who is changing the face of what it means to be a modern…
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