Down syndrome

The Cruelest Kind of Revenge

The Cruelest Kind of Revenge
Family & kids
4 days ago

Revenge can manifest in various shapes and forms, but one of the cruelest is when it impacts our children. Emma and Theo both felt immensely guilty because of their affair, especially since Theo’s wife Julie was Emma’s best friend. Theo left her for Emma once she got pregnant, but they had no idea that their reality was about to get crushed in the most horrific way imaginable.

9 Models Who Are Breaking the Mold in the Fashion Industry

9 Models Who Are Breaking the Mold in the Fashion Industry
People
6 months ago

In recent years, the fashion industry has made efforts toward inclusivity, but more progress is needed. Today, we are witnessing a positive shift as models with diverse conditions, body types, and backgrounds are being celebrated. The extraordinary women in this article have fearlessly paved their own paths, contributing to a more inclusive fashion world, one individual at a time.

A Baby With Down Syndrome Was Abandoned at Birth, Now at 14, She Became a Hollywood Star

A Baby With Down Syndrome Was Abandoned at Birth, Now at 14, She Became a Hollywood Star
Family & kids
7 months ago

Sofia Sanchez is a powerful advocate for those with Down syndrome, and her story is an inspiration to many. Sofia’s parents abandoned her at birth due to her condition, but fate brought her to the attention of a loving couple in the United States who adopted her. Sofia’s experience growing up with Down syndrome has given her a unique perspective and the ability to speak up for herself and others like her.

Barbie Introduces First-Ever Doll With Down Syndrome

Barbie Introduces First-Ever Doll With Down Syndrome
Curiosities
10 months ago

Barbie has held numerous professions over the years, but her first job was as a teenage fashion model. With her perfect body type, some have asked for a more realistic representation of the iconic doll. As a result, Mattel has introduced a range of diverse versions, including one with Down syndrome. Learn more about the evolution of Barbie and the brand’s efforts toward inclusivity in this article.

A Photographer Changes the Misconception That People With Down Syndrome Don’t Live Into Old Age

A Photographer Changes the Misconception That People With Down Syndrome Don’t Live Into Old Age
Photography
10 months ago

Life expectancy for Canadians with Down syndrome has more than doubled in the past 40 years due to medical advancements. However, the misconception that individuals with Down syndrome don’t live into their senior years still persists. The Canadian Down Syndrome Society and photographer Hilary Gauld’s photo essay “Here I Am” challenges this idea by showcasing seniors and adults with Down syndrome alongside pictures of themselves as children.

Victoria’s Secret Model and Partner With Down Syndrome Prove Love Knows No Boundaries

Victoria’s Secret Model and Partner With Down Syndrome Prove Love Knows No Boundaries
People
10 months ago

Sofía Jirau is not just a model, she’s a breath taker. Her striking beauty and infectious personality have shattered stereotypes and proven that anything is possible. Born with Down syndrome, Sofía was told by many that she would never achieve her dreams. But she refused to be defined by her diagnosis and instead chose to pursue her passion for modeling. And now, the lovely model has found a boyfriend.

A Mom Pays for a Friend for Her Son With Down Syndrome to Keep Him Company

A Mom Pays for a Friend for Her Son With Down Syndrome to Keep Him Company
Family & kids
10 months ago

When a child comes into the world, every parent hopes they can offer them the best life possible and guide them along the way. A parent’s love might drive them to go to any length to ensure their kids’ safety. This is especially true for children who require special care, like Christian Bowers, a boy with Down syndrome, whose mother did something extraordinary to make sure he never feels lonely again.

A Dad Builds a School for His Little Girl With Down Syndrome After Losing His Beloved Wife

A Dad Builds a School for His Little Girl With Down Syndrome After Losing His Beloved Wife
Family & kids
11 months ago

The unpredictability of life can bring both joy and sadness in an instant. Our ability to stay balanced and not let hardships hinder our path is crucial. Rory Feek’s story is a poignant example of how love and faith can guide us through even the toughest of times. As an affectionate father to his daughter, Indiana, who was born with Down syndrome, Rory’s steadfast love has surpassed all limits.

Meet James Martin, the First Actor With Down Syndrome to Win an Oscar

Meet James Martin, the First Actor With Down Syndrome to Win an Oscar
People
11 months ago

When James Martin was born, doctors told his parents that he might never speak. However, he did not only learn to speak, but 31 years later, on his birthday, he walked on Hollywood’s biggest stage to collect his Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film, An Irish Goodbye. James became the first actor with Down syndrome to win an Academy Award. And, as icing on the cake, the entire audience sang “Happy Birthday” to him.

A Woman With Down Syndrome Was Rejected From Every Job Because of Her Condition, and Now She’s Opened Her Own Bakery

A Woman With Down Syndrome Was Rejected From Every Job Because of Her Condition, and Now She’s Opened Her Own Bakery
People
11 months ago

Being persistent in life is a vital trait for achieving our goals. Even if we face many challenges along the way, believing in our skills and pursuing our ambitions will bring us happiness. Collette Divitto, the protagonist of this story, was born with Down syndrome, and despite the numerous rejections and biases she encountered as a result, she succeeded and started her own business.

Meet the Actress With Down Syndrome Who Dominated Hollywood and Broke Barriers in “American Horror Story”

Meet the Actress With Down Syndrome Who Dominated Hollywood and Broke Barriers in “American Horror Story”
People
11 months ago

Jamie Brewer, 38, succeeded in making history that some people never thought possible — she was the first person with Down syndrome to help lead a theatrical show on Broadway. But this isn’t all she’s doing. Brewer is here to prove that no physical condition can stand between you and your dreams. And just because of that, we are here to let our beloved readers hear her story.

Why a Boy Asked His Sister With Down Syndrome to Be His Bridesmaid and Promised to Make Her Life Extraordinary

Why a Boy Asked His Sister With Down Syndrome to Be His Bridesmaid and Promised to Make Her Life Extraordinary
People
year ago

A man may have several significant women in his life, and while certain ties may be tighter than others, the one between a brother and sister is among the most precious. Even though we often quarrel and get into ridiculous arguments as siblings, at the end of the day, we always stand by one another. The story we’re telling you today exemplifies this, as we learn of the unwavering love of a brother who surprised his sister with Down syndrome with the sweetest proposal of all time.

10+ People Who Captured Beautiful Moments and Managed to Put a Smile on Our Faces

10+ People Who Captured Beautiful Moments and Managed to Put a Smile on Our Faces
People
year ago

There are many wonderful people in the world who feed off of the satisfaction of seeing someone else happy. Even though we don’t always receive something in return for helping or showing empathy to someone else, what matters is that we are nice and maintain that kindness. Many people have made sacrifices to help those less fortunate than themselves, and we would like to celebrate them with you.

How Fatherly Love Turned a Boy With Down Syndrome Into a Man Who Owns a Multimillion-Dollar Business

How Fatherly Love Turned a Boy With Down Syndrome Into a Man Who Owns a Multimillion-Dollar Business

There are many impressive stories from the real lives of ordinary people, where love from a mom and dad worked real wonders for their kids. Parents are people who not only give us life, but who become our greatest source of support and motivation. Today’s featured hero, John Cronin, is a man with Down syndrome, who shows, by his own example, how fatherly love can make a kid with a special condition go far beyond all social expectations. We’d love for you to read his inspiring life story together with us.

“I Would Not Trade These Extra Chromosome Kids for Anything,” Mom Proudly Shows Off Her Unique Twins With Down Syndrome

“I Would Not Trade These Extra Chromosome Kids for Anything,” Mom Proudly Shows Off Her Unique Twins With Down Syndrome

Giving birth to a child is probably the most memorable event in the life of any parent. For each new mom, her kids are truly special, but for our today’s featured heroine they were even more so. Before giving birth to her twins, Savannah Combs didn’t even realize how unique her kids would be. And now she wants to inspire people around the world to love and embrace every special feature that people might have.

A Single Dad Adopts a Kid With Down Syndrome and Gets a “Best Mommy in the World” Award

A Single Dad Adopts a Kid With Down Syndrome and Gets a “Best Mommy in the World” Award

“Only a woman could take care of a child” were the words often uttered to Aditya Tiwari when he decided to adopt a boy with special needs. This man is the youngest single adoptive parent in India, and with his story, he managed to break some parenting stereotypes. We’d love for you to find out how a loving dad eventually proved he was no less than any mother for his adoptive son, Avnish.

8 Brave Models Who Are Changing the Fashion Industry

8 Brave Models Who Are Changing the Fashion Industry
People
year ago

The fashion world has become a lot more inclusive in recent years, but some people say it still has a long way to go. Nowadays, more and more models with different conditions, body shapes, and backgrounds are represented on the runways and covers of magazines. The gorgeous women in our article decided to pave their own way in the industry, making the world of fashion a bit more inclusive, one person at a time.

How John C. McGinley’s Love for His Son Made Him Step Away From Acting and Devote His Life to Kids With Down Syndrome

How John C. McGinley’s Love for His Son Made Him Step Away From Acting and Devote His Life to Kids With Down Syndrome
People
year ago

There are no limits to a parent’s love, and there’s nothing a mom or dad won’t do in order to ensure their child is living their best life. And when Hollywood actor John C. McGinley’s first kid was born with Down syndrome, the loving dad decided to transform his career and life path just for his little boy. After all, parenthood is the most selfless journey we can go on, and this actor’s story proves that family will always come first.

The Story of Madeline Stuart, a Supermodel With Down Syndrome and Autism, Who’s Thriving and Hasn’t Stopped Conquering New Heights

The Story of Madeline Stuart, a Supermodel With Down Syndrome and Autism, Who’s Thriving and Hasn’t Stopped Conquering New Heights
People
year ago

There are 1.2 billion people with disabilities around the world. And it’s a good time for brands and fashion to become aware and be even more inclusive. Recently, this gap has started to be filled, and some positive changes are now happening in the world of fashion and beauty. Supermodel Madeline Stuart is a vivid example of the enlightenment that has been happening to the minds of trendsetters and beauty industry giants. Having Down syndrome and autism, this girl is climbing the Everest of the modeling world like a pro and proving that beauty will conquer the world.

“They Were Meant to Be Brothers” Woman Gives Birth and Adopts Sons With Down Syndrome

“They Were Meant to Be Brothers” Woman Gives Birth and Adopts Sons With Down Syndrome

At times, the universe seems to be testing us with challenges. However, when we look back, we realize that these moments of fear and self-doubt were, in fact, a blessing. And this is what happened to the Moody family. When Whittney and Michael found out that their third son was born with Down syndrome, they were intimidated by this overwhelming new reality. But their fear soon turned into pure joy and unconditional love that had a great impact on the future of their family.

8 Celebrities Whose Special Kids Brought Joy Into Their Lives

8 Celebrities Whose Special Kids Brought Joy Into Their Lives

Being a parent on its own can be challenging. But raising kids with special needs is an even greater challenge. No parent is ready to receive an unwelcoming diagnosis for their child, and staying positive in these situations can be hard. But the unconditional and pure love children give has the power to make all your worries and fears fade away.

How Grace Achieved the Impossible and Proved That We Can Change Our Destiny

How Grace Achieved the Impossible and Proved That We Can Change Our Destiny
People
year ago

26 years ago, Grace Strobel was born with Down syndrome, and doctors said that she wouldn’t be able to read or tie her shoes. Today, she has become a determined young lady, a model who is shaking up the beauty industry, and an activist who is touring schools and inspiring thousands of children. Her goal is clear and powerful — she wants “people to rethink what’s possible.”

A Girl With Down Syndrome Becomes a Thriving Model and Actress and Now Wants to Win Over Hollywood

A Girl With Down Syndrome Becomes a Thriving Model and Actress and Now Wants to Win Over Hollywood
People
year ago

All people with Down syndrome have their own talents, scientists claim. They could be gifted in poetry, art, or even be able to read other people’s emotions. People with Down syndrome want to be recognized as unique individuals with their own unique abilities or skills. Our heroine is living proof of this, and she could become a great inspiration for many people around the world with her gift and ambition.

A Mom Pens a Powerful Letter to the Doctor Who Told Her to Abort Her Child With Down Syndrome

A Mom Pens a Powerful Letter to the Doctor Who Told Her to Abort Her Child With Down Syndrome

Expecting a child is always a tremendous event for parents-to-be. Future moms go through various procedures to make sure their baby is healthy and comfortable in their belly. But there’re some parents who hear news that might be unsettling for many people: “Your baby may have Down syndrome.” And many just decide to give up. But today’s heroine is a perfect example of the contrary.

11 Models That Are Redefining the Fashion Industry

11 Models That Are Redefining the Fashion Industry
People
year ago

Over the years, we have seen how the fashion industry has evolved. And with each passing decade, new design proposals arrive, and the perception of beauty standards is also transformed. We are increasingly realizing that true beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and those differences are what make us shine with our own light.