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Mahyar from Iran

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 2019 World Games.

3 years ago after finishing high school, I setup my business and got a barbershop. Actually, I am a barber.

I play piano, football, badminton, and guitar. Also I am a cyclist, a painter, a theater player, and a singer.

All I want to say is disability doesn’t mean inability.

My parents are so supportive and ran a Down syndrome charity organization to support people with Down syndrome in my city. So I motivated and paved the path for them.

If parents believe in their children with Down syndrome, half of the problem is solved.

Never underestimate your abilities, you have nothing less but a chromosome more, this is called the kindness chromosome.

If you want to know more about me, follow me on Instagram @mahyarpilehvar

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