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Health & Fit This Photo Series of Kids With Down Syndrome in Disney Costumes Is Pure Joy

23:10  19 november  2019
23:10  19 november  2019 Source:   bestlifeonline.com

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This " Down With Disney " Photo Series Aims to Create Down Syndrome Awareness in the Cutest "The story behind my images are to celebrate and help raise awareness for Down syndrome I have met some amazing families in the process, and I'm so glad to see the joy the images of their children

Kids with Down Syndrome ., Boca Raton, Florida. I started this facebook page so families of kids with Down syndrome could connect and ask questions These children are the best, there's no luv more pure that there's, God bless all our angel's n may he give us the strength to get through life.

Nicole Louise Perkins, 24, is a special needs teacher based in Birmingham, U.K. She's also a part-time photographer who is trying to show the world that children with Down Syndrome are a blessing. So, in 2018, she created a photo series called "Down Right Beautiful," which featured children of all ages with Down Syndrome, along with stories written by their parents about what it's like to have a child with Down Syndrome. Inspired by the success of the campaign, she created a new one this year called "Down With Disney," which featured even more babies and children with Down Syndrome, this time dressed as characters from Disney movies.

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That 's the question a Waterloo, Ont.-based photographer posed to a group of children (and a handful of adults) with Down syndrome . Hilary Gauld-Camilleri, owner of One for the Wall Photography , wanted to highlight the personal relationships of people with Down syndrome in a new campaign for World

Kids with Down syndrome are also at an increased risk of developing pulmonary hypertension, a serious condition that can lead to irreversible damage to the lungs. Experts recommend enrolling kids with Down syndrome in early-intervention services as soon as possible.

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a blue teddy bear sitting on top of a bed: nicole perkins down with disney© Provided by Best Life nicole perkins down with disney "According to some estimates, the abortion rate in the U.K. for families that find out their baby would have Down Syndrome is 90 percent, which I find heartbreaking," Perkins told Best Life. "I'm around children with Down Syndrome a lot of the time and, honestly, they make my life so much better."

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"Given that last year's project was so informative, I wanted to create something that was a bit more fun and more of a little celebration," Perkins said. "I'm a huge Disney fan, so I thought this would be perfect."

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On Nov. 15, her photos were shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page, where they went viral, gaining over 52,000 likes and over 40,000 shares in just a few days.

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Photographer Julie Willson has wanted to do a portrait series of children with Down syndrome ever since her sister Dina passed away four years ago. Dina had Down syndrome ; she died from heart failure at the age of 35.

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People loved both the photos and the beautiful message behind them.

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"This is truly amazing," one Facebook user wrote. "The joy in their faces. I hope Disney sees this and grants them all passes to visit and live these photos for real."

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"So lovely," another Facebook user wrote. "The smiles are so genuine. I'm sitting here grinning from ear to ear."

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Some even shared their own photos of their children with Down Syndrome enjoying the magic of Disney. Like this little lion who can't wait to be king.

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Perkins was thrilled that the series was so warmly received, especially here in America, where an estimated 67 percent of abortions are due to Down Syndrome diagnoses, according to The New York Times.

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For many expectant mothers, the news that their future baby might have Down syndrome is akin to a death sentence. It's a devastating statistic that photographer Julie Willson is trying to change with her heartwarming series of photos displaying all of the joy a child with Down syndrome can bring.

After reaching out to Claudia Lowe, executive director at the Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island (DSSRI), Kilgus, 29, has offered complimentary photo services to a number of families involved in On Thursday, she’ll host a gallery show of the portraits to kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

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"I hope my campaigns will show people there is so much more to people with Down Syndrome than what you read on the internet or are told in hospitals," Perkins said. "They are the best people you could ever meet and the world is a much better place with people who have Down Syndrome in it."

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