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"Danielle is one exceptionally busy young lady. When she’s not serving as an Ambassador for the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation, working at DSRF’s front desk, or winning medals in multiple Special Olympics sports including softball and rhythmic gymnastics, she can often be found walking the aisles of Loblaw City Market – her workplace of four-and-a-half years. She makes her way around Vancouver by herself using the transit system, and returns home each night to her apartment where she lives semi-independently. Danielle is a wonderful example of the incredible things individuals with Down syndrome can achieve. She is an active and productive member of the community who is living a full and fulfilling life. Danielle is a graduate of the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation, which works to empower all individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential – just like Danielle! Her Down syndrome A.W.A.R.E. necklace is a visible reminder that people with Down syndrome should be included in all aspects of life and society." @dsrfcanada

 

"Down syndrome advocacy and awareness is extremely important to me. When Charlie was born, we had no idea she had an extra chromosome and honestly we didn't know a thing about Down syndrome and what it would mean. Having the doctor's deliver her diagnosis unenthusiastically didn't help either. Now, after living with Down syndrome and being apart of such an amazing community for the past four years I know better. I know that my daughter is literally more alike than she is different and I wouldn't change her even if I were given the chance. Awareness is so important because other people who aren't familiar with Down syndrome (like I once was) should know that Down syndrome isn't synonymous with excluded and it doesn't mean "less than". We should embrace everyone who is differently abled and strive to get to know them in the same manner that we do other typical individuals." @charlies.way  

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