The five-year-old girl changing perceptions of Downs syndrome

15 Mar 2018

Jade Lennon

Posted By: SG   |   Source: BBC News   |   URL: http://bbc.in/2FTs4lL

 

When Jade Lennon posted a video she had made of her daughter, Chloe, little did she know that it would be watched 10 million times. She filmed the video in order to raise awareness of World Downs Syndrome Awareness Day, which takes place on 21st March every year. Jade says that the overwhelming response has been hugely positive and that she has been contacted by people from all over the world who have been inspired by the video.

Jade says: “Chloe is just like any other five-year-old and it is heartbreaking when people take one look at her and assume she is not intelligent and she is not capable. She is capable, as are all people with Down’s syndrome.”

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