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WATCH: The sensational video about a Down syndrome toddler that has inspired the world

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 10/20/16

Meet the mother of a toddler with Down Syndrome. And see anew what it means to “respect life” during this Respect Life Month.

Fittingly, October is also Down Syndrome Awareness Month. From ABC News: 

Oakley Peterson, mom of Welles, who has Down syndrome, worked with Jane.com’s #StrongLikeYou series to create a video telling the story of Welles’ birth and the joy he brings to his family. The video has been viewed more than 1 million times on Facebook alone since it was posted Sunday. Jane.com shared the video with ABC News. Peterson also writes the blog Nothing Down About It. On it, she wrote, “Every time [the Jane.com filmmakers] sent me the latest edits, my heart re-opens the flood door and all of emotions rush back like a tidal wave. And I am so happy to have this video forever. I never want to forget those early days, even if they bring a touch of guilt for the heaviness that I felt.”

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