WATCH this video – you’ll enjoy it.

WATCH this video – you’ll enjoy it.

World Down Syndrome Day is March 21, and in honor of this, the siblings of children and adults with Down syndrome put together a video called “50 Siblings, We Are Family” featuring the song “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge. Parents who learn their preborn child has Down syndrome often wonder how that diagnosis will affect their other children. Sometimes their concerns lead them to abort their baby, but this video proves they shouldn’t fear.

The video was put together by the organization Wouldn’t Change A Thing Foundation and features siblings singing “We Are Family” together in their cars. Many of them use sign language to sing the lyrics, and each of them is living proof of what researchers already know: siblings of people with Down syndrome wouldn’t trade or change their siblings for anything.

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Man with Down syndrome proves naysayers wrong with a job at UPS

Man with Down syndrome proves naysayers wrong with a job at UPS

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When many parents receive a diagnosis of Down syndrome, they’re told not to expect much. Rather than tell them all a person with Down syndrome can accomplish, doctors often speak of all that they are not expected to do. Yet time and time again, people with Down syndrome overcome the obstacles placed before them and accomplish amazing things. Jake Pratt is a perfect example.

Rick Karle, a reporter with WTVM-13, shared how Pratt proved all his doctors wrong. “They said Jake Pratt of Vestavia Hills would never contribute,” Karle said. “They said he’d never make his high school football team. They said he’d never graduate from high school.

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Father of children with Down syndrome: ‘Love comes from seeing a person as they are’

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JD Flynn is the father of two children with Down syndrome who says The Atlantic’s recent, much-discussed piece on Down Syndrome and abortion deeply affected him. For Flynn, who is also the editor in chief of Catholic News Agency, the story felt personal. His children, Max, 8, and Pia, 7, both have Down syndrome. In an article for America magazine, Flynn shared what he wishes parents knew when considering abortion after a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Flynn, who adopted both Max and Pia, said, “[M]y children’s birth mothers faced some of the difficult economic and social forces that compel women to choose adoption.

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Mom of Boy With Down Syndrome: Doctors Would Only Support Me if I Chose Abortion

Mom of Boy With Down Syndrome: Doctors Would Only Support Me if I Chose Abortion

If Lorraine Buckmaster had listened to her doctors, her family would have had a lot less joy in life.

Six years ago, the British mom refused to abort her unborn son Jaxon because he might have Down syndrome. She recently told the BBC that Jaxon is the “little comedian” of the family, and they expect he may become an entertainer someday.

But, like so many other families, the Buckmasters experience discrimination against their son before he was born.

Lorraine said she was 45 years old when she became pregnant with Jaxon, and, because of her age, she was at a higher risk of carrying a baby with Down syndrome.

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Tennessee Can Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

A federal appeals court gave the state of Tennessee great news late Friday when it issued a ruling that the Volunteer State can ban abortions done specifically because a baby has Down syndrome.

Earlier this year, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a broad pro-life law to protect unborn babies from abortions once their heartbeats are detectable.

Though the legislation is described as a heartbeat bill, it includes many different measures to protect unborn babies. The law passed the state legislature in June, and pro-life lawmakers said they wrote the bill to withstand a legal challenge.

The heartbeat portion of the bill prohibits abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy.

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INSPIRING: First person with Down syndrome completes Ironman triathlon

Saturday, Chris Nikic made history, becoming the first person with Down syndrome to ever complete an Ironman triathlon. The athletic event is considered one of the most grueling in the world, consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile run — all which must be completed within a 17-hour time frame. The incredible feat proved doctors wrong about what people with Down syndrome can do, and gave inspiration to people around the world.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, doctors said Nikic would never be able to do anything as strenuous as an Ironman. “The doctors and experts said I couldn’t do anything,” Nikic said.

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