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14 Reasons Why People With Down Syndrome Are Awesome

Individuals with Down syndrome are precious gifts to our world. Here are just a few reasons why they are so awesome!

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3. They’re changing the face of fashion.

6-year old Ryan Langston has appeared in a Nordstrom catalog and an ad for Target. "He's a beautiful little boy and he does shine, he has a beautiful little light and I think that's what people are seeing," Ryan's mother Amanda said.

7. They’re being elected to public office.

In 2013, Angela Bachiller became the first person with Down syndrome to be elected as a councilwoman. She now works at the Ayuntamiento (municipality) of Valladolid, Spain, and is expected to continue her political career.

9. They’re making incredible strides in education.

Megan McCormick is the first person with Down syndrome to graduate with honors from a technical college in United States. This past May, Megan earned her degree in education and was at the top of her class at Bluegrass Community Technical College in Kentucky.