Feel Good Story of the Week: Children with Down Syndrome Taking the Modeling World by Storm
[Source: The Sun (UK)]
With their gorgeous faces and cheeky grins, it’s not hard to see why they got snapped up.
But unlike the kids we are used to seeing in ad campaigns, all these were born with Down’s syndrome.
Last year saw more DS children than ever before gracing the catwalks and catalogues and demand from fashion retailers is at an all-time high.
Xanthe Breen, of the the Down’s Syndrome Association said: “Around one in 1,000 babies is born with Down’s syndrome — a genetic condition caused by an extra chromosome. People with Down’s need a little extra help to achieve their full potential.
“At the association, we have seen a real change in attitude towards DS since we started in 1970.
“When you look at these children, the first thing you notice is their beauty.
“By being photographed and then being part of various advertising campaigns, the models are helping to break down barriers and promote positive inclusion.
“People with DS have dreams and aspirations just like everyone else and with the right level of support, they can achieve them.
“These ‘supermodels’ are the next step in accepting the person first and not just the syndrome.”
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