Down syndrome

A Toddler With Down Syndrome Who Stole People’s Hearts With Her Smile, Gets Showered With Modeling Contracts

A Toddler With Down Syndrome Who Stole People’s Hearts With Her Smile, Gets Showered With Modeling Contracts
People
9 months ago

Connie-Rose Seabourne was born with Down syndrome, but this condition hasn’t prevented the kid from living a thriving life. In fact, the girl now has a dream job and is making waves in the modelling industry. Her mom had always mentioned how beautiful her cheeky smile was and one day she took Connie-Rose to a modelling agency. It turned out to be a cool decision, as the girl now has won millions of hearts and her story inspires many people.

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
11 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.

A Dad Hired Kids With Down Syndrome After Realizing How Tough It Was for Them to Find Jobs

A Dad Hired Kids With Down Syndrome After Realizing How Tough It Was for Them to Find Jobs
Family & kids
5 months ago

In a world where dreams are limited only by imagination, one extraordinary dad shattered all boundaries, proving that love knows no bounds. Meet Joel, a compassionate father who embarked on a journey to empower his two incredible children, Josh and Kate, who happen to have Down syndrome. Against all odds, Joel bought an ice cream van for them to spread warmth and delight.

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
year 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
year 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

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

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
year 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
year 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
year 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Girl With Down Syndrome Makes a Head-Spinning Modeling Career and Proves Inclusivity Is Beautiful

A Girl With Down Syndrome Makes a Head-Spinning Modeling Career and Proves Inclusivity Is Beautiful
People
2 years ago

Victoria’s Secret has announced its latest campaign, Love Cloud, which brings together models from all spheres of life. A young woman in a wheelchair, a fitness coach, and even a firefighter were cast for the new campaign. Our heroine today is Sofia Jirau, a model with Down syndrome who has also been cast, and she aims to shake up the standards of the fashion industry.

Mom Makes Adorable Costumes for Her Adopted Daughter With Down Syndrome and Moves the Internet to Tears

Mom Makes Adorable Costumes for Her Adopted Daughter With Down Syndrome and Moves the Internet to Tears
People
2 years ago

Adopting a kid is, undoubtedly, a serious decision that future parents must be prepared for. But for those who decide to adopt a kid with special needs, this step holds even more responsibility. The parents-to-be need to know so many nuances about bringing up special kids and open up their hearts and minds to help their children grow up surrounded by acceptance and happiness.

A Girl With Down Syndrome Beats Doctor’s Odds and Grows Into a Stunningly Beautiful Model

A Girl With Down Syndrome Beats Doctor’s Odds and Grows Into a Stunningly Beautiful Model
People
3 years ago

About 1 in every 700 babies in the United States are born with Down syndrome. Down syndrome is a condition where a person is born with an extra chromosome. This extra chromosome can cause complications in the development of the babies’ bodies and brains during pregnancy. Even though people with Down syndrome might struggle more than those without it, their condition doesn’t stop them from being strong and successful. One inspiring success story is that of Kennedy Garcia. We at Bright Side admire her tenacity and what she’s done in her life. So we decided to get in touch and ask her mom for an interview so that we could share her inspirational story with you, and a photo gallery of the beautiful Kennedy.

A Girl Wishes a Happy Birthday to Her Dad With Down Syndrome and Makes Everyone Admire This Strong Man

A Girl Wishes a Happy Birthday to Her Dad With Down Syndrome and Makes Everyone Admire This Strong Man
People
2 years ago

It’s no secret that girls have special relationships with their dads. They’re our protectors, support, and simply the best men on earth. This is exactly how Richie Anne Castillo feels about her dad. Despite his condition, he became an example of strength and courage, and was a marvelous human being in her life. She never stopped admiring and loving her dad. And on his birthday, Richie Anne honestly spoke of her father in a post that was incredibly touching.

Kids With Down Syndrome Pose as Their Favorite Disney Characters, and They Look Even Cuter Than the Originals

Kids With Down Syndrome Pose as Their Favorite Disney Characters, and They Look Even Cuter Than the Originals
Photography
4 years ago

UK-based photographer, Nicole Louise Perkins, currently works in a special needs secondary school, so she knows all about the inner beauty of kids who have Down syndrome. To show this beauty to other people as well, she created a special project, Down With Disney, where these kids pose as their favorite Disney characters. Nicole put all her heart and soul into every shoot she took, and she really hopes that this little effort will give some positivity to all the families with special kids and raise awareness in others.

A Young Man Talks About What It Was Like Being Raised by a Father With Down Syndrome and Shares How Proud He Is of His Family

A Young Man Talks About What It Was Like Being Raised by a Father With Down Syndrome and Shares How Proud He Is of His Family
People
4 years ago

When you’re a child, the love and support you receive from your parents become one of the most important things in your life. But can you imagine what it would be like if either of your parents had Down syndrome? Sader Issa, a 21-year-old from Syria, shares what if feels like to be raised under these conditions and says he wouldn’t change anything with his father, because it was he who helped him become the man he is today.

The Story About the First Person in Europe With Down Syndrome Who Managed to Get an Education and Find a Job

The Story About the First Person in Europe With Down Syndrome Who Managed to Get an Education and Find a Job
People
4 years ago

In 2009, the Spanish film Me, Too was released. The main character of the film is a guy with Down syndrome. This disease did not prevent him from becoming a college graduate, a teacher, and a fan of art. The movie is fictional, but it could easily be a documentary. The thing is, the main part in the film about the only person in Europe with Down Syndrome that managed to get a college degree and find a job is really played by the only European man with Down syndrome and a college degree — Pablo Pineda.