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10 Inspirational people with Down syndrome who smashed records and expectations


Check out these remarkable men and women who won’t let a label stop them from challenging themselves.

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month is officially in October, but any time is a good time to honor some remarkable men and women who consistently prove that an extra chromosome doesn’t need to stop you from pursuing dreams.

Here are 10 people who have all achieved, in a short space of time, much more than the majority of us will achieve in a lifetime. From rare musical talent to completing impressive physical challenges, these men and women are showing the world that their differences are part of what makes them the inspirational people they are. They’re standing up to be counted, and to encourage others who may have physical or intellectual challenges, to show that they, too, are capable of incredible things.


















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