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Better, smarter, faster, more beautiful, more handsome, more successful, more interesting, richer, skinnier, more, more, more…when will we ever be enough?

We are a society obsessed with image and one that is overly concerned with what other people think of us. I was inspired to make this documentary for four main reasons:

Because when I found out my son was going to be born with Down syndrome, I like most people had a stereotypically negative idea of what to expect and I had trepidation about how others would view me and my baby; the exhuberant feeling I thought I was supposed to have when expecting my first child was clouded by uncertainty and doubt...

Because I ended up giving birth to a "perfect", beautiful, funny, intelligent, loving, amazing, persevering being who brings me and countless others more joy than any of us could have ever imagined, and is everything I could have ever hoped for in a child...

Because I found out that with the help of special needs organizations, medical research, awareness, outreach programs, and people like you and me, individuals living with Down syndrome are going to college, getting married, having careers, and are valuable contributing members of our society. Many are actors on our favorite television shows and movies, are writers, fine artists, professional creative artists, and athletes. It didn't used to be that way...

Because I wanted to share this discovery with you in hopes that I might help to heighten perspectives and make way for a more accepting, inclusive world for those living with Down syndrome.

We are aiming high with this story. If you identify or are moved by it, then please pledge now.

 

 

 

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