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Courtney from the United States

Courtney from the United States

“People of colour with Down syndrome have a shorter life expectancy than others with Down syndrome. I’m Down for healthy living and moving. I am an Ambassador for African American girls and women with disabilities with Girl Trek. We are walking into 2022 and walking for historic participation for people of colour in the 2022…
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planning 2022

What are you looking forward to in 2022?

The New Year is nearly upon us and there is so much to look forward to.  We want to hear from you, what are you looking forward to in 2022? Please click the link below to share your message with us, along with a photo. SHARE YOUR MESSAGE Your message and photo will be shared…
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Nolan from Canada

Nolan, from Canada

Nolan Loughead started with a company called Tectonica Construction and Building Management early this year helping take down 3 old homes by hand. This was a pilot project to environmentally takedown by hand and reuse, re-purpose or donate the wood to Habitat for Humanity and other organizations. This project helped employ many young adults in…
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Luka from New Zealand

Luka, from New Zealand

Kia ora. My name is Luka. I have been swimming as a Para swimmer for some time now in Christchurch which is in Canterbury, New Zealand. I have been swimming with my local swim club and have been taking part in local, regional and national swim competitions. This year I have represented my school, Papanui…
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Anived from India

Anived, from India

Today my baby Anived is 18 months old. After he was born, Anived suffered from fever and jaundice and at 4 days old he had trouble with his breathing. We took him for evaluation and it was discovered that he had a PDA in his heart, and he was diagnosed with Down syndrome. We were…
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Christina from new zealand

Christina, from New Zealand

My Downs Syndrome Kōrero Story Kia Ora Tena Koutou Katoa No Kirikiriroa ahau Ko Colsons Hill toku Maunga Ko Whakaruru toku Awa Ko Southern Cross toku Waka Ko Papa O Te Aroha toku Marae Ko nga Tangata O Airangi toku Iwi Ko Norris toku Hapu I tipu ake au I Tokoroa Ko Fitzgerald toku Whanau…
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Korok from India

Korok, from India

Korok is 18 years old. The Bengali meaning of the name KOROK is the ‘LOTUS BUD’. Korok was diagnosed with Down syndrome when he was 7 and a half months old.  Karok has a passion for dance and music.  Realizing his inclination to the art of dance and music, Karok was given formal training in…
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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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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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