October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month — a whole four weeks to acknowledge all the great accomplishments of those born with that extra chromosome! (Although we could honestly do with a lot more time than that.)
While over the years we have covered many stories of people with Down syndrome constantly pushing boundaries, here are some of our latest examples. In a bid to help raise awareness, feel free to share their incredible stories with your friends and family!
This 28-year-old put her heart and soul into copying out the Bible. Her efforts took a level of dedication that very few of us can attest to having.
Baking while inspiring
Bakery owner Collette Divitto is not only providing sweet treats and jobs to others with mental disabilities, she’s inspiring people to view those with Down syndrome in a whole new light. She also provided much-needed nourishment to frontline workers during the pandemic.
Fulfilling thespian dreams
These actors managed to put on their very own unique version of Romeo and Juliet during the pandemic. By putting their artistic skills to good use, they also found a voice to show the world they’re Oscar worthy.
Teaching a valuable lesson
This golfer’s impressive attitude showed the sporting world just how capable she is, all while giving her dad a reminder of what makes his life truly worthwhile.
Proving there’s nothing better than sibling love
Watching these two sisters interact can only bring a smile to your face.
And if you’d like to learn more about impressive individuals who won’t let their disability create obstacles, take a look at this slideshow: