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Saturday, 19 March 2011

People with Down syndrome in the news

Man with Down syndrome uses CPR skills to save friend
A man with Down’s Syndrome saved the life of his best friend – after learning resuscitation techniques by watching TV’s Casualty.

Gerard McKenna was walking with Stephen Chard to their favourite takeaway when Stephen suffered chest pains and collapsed. Gerard, who is only 5’, caught 6’1” Stephen and lowered him to the ground, before putting him into the recovery position and giving him chest compressionsRead the whole story from the Manchester Evening News here.

First person with Down syndrome in Ireland to pass driving test
One very happy young man is in the BBC news for being the first person with Down syndrome to have a full driving licence in Ireland.

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