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Monday, 20 October 2014

People with Down syndrome in the media

Hunter Elvis Festival in Argenton lets fans follow that dream
Helen Gregory, The Newcastle Herald 19th October 2014
Just the first two photos accompanying this article - there is no mention of Down syndrome, it is not needed.

Incredible dancer with Down syndrome pushes toward greatness
KMSP TV: Minneapolis-St Paul, 17th October 2014
Mikayla Holmgren has been dancing since she was a little girl. When she's dancing, she's in her element. Just like any other dancer, she's pushed to be great, and her instructor says there's nothing she can't do ...

Jobsupport 600 Celebration
Nine News, 13th October 2014

Phoebe Mitchell chases success at the World Down Syndrome Swimming Championships
Nick Wade, Geelong Advertiser, 13th October 2014
World-beating local swimmer Phoebe Mitchell is aiming for more gold and more records on the international stage. The champion local swimmer has qualified to represent Australia at the seventh World Down Syndrome Swimming Championships in Morelia, Mexico, next month ...

43-year-old with Down syndrome drops more than 50 pounds
Dannika Lewis, Channel, 2nd October 2014
Every Tuesday morning Zach McQuade can be found on the floors of Hybrid Fitness. His favorite new exercise involves boxing gloves.

“It's really fun, and you go really fast with punch, punch, punch,” McQuade said.

Trainer and dietician Mike Gorski didn’t know what to expect when McQuade started training with him about a year ago ...

Former Saint Kilda player Ian Rowland donates bike after Chris' was stolen
Tahlia MacPherson, The Border Mail 2nd October 2014
An overwhelming community response to a bike theft in Albury at the weekend has restored a father’s faith in humanity. Harry Kerr said his son, Chris, had been devastated when his bike was stolen from the Regent Cinema foyer on Sunday ...

Meet the first Peruvian with Down syndrome to graduate college
Lourdes Fernández, Peru This Week, 3rd October 2014
Bryan Russell Mujica, 22, finished his fifth year in journalism at USIL. His first achievement was traveling alone by bus. He felt, then at age 17, independent. That day, led by his feet, he began walking in Miraflores and ended up lost in Chorrillos. He was never afraid. Moreover, Bryan says he almost never feels fear despite having Down syndrome which has caused him to be almost inseparable from his parents.

“A gentleman gave me a sol and another walked me to the bus. I was happy to tell my mom, who was frightened,” he says laughing.

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