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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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WeThe15

#WeThe15

WeThe15 is sport’s biggest ever human rights movement to end discrimination. Together, we aim to transform the lives of the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities who represent 15% of the global population. We are delighted to join leading international organisations to launch WeThe15, which aspires to be the biggest ever human rights movement to…
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Our Competition Winner

LotsOfSocks design competition

Huge congratulations to 19-year-old Nandika Valiramani (Nicky), from Thailand. Nicky’s design was chosen from a huge selection of submissions to our Lots Of Socks competition to inspire the design of our official 2022 #LotsOfSocks. The decision was made by Down Syndrome International’s Ambassadors who were delighted to have such a fantastic range of designs 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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