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A VIDEO for World Down Syndrome Day: Dear Future Mom...

People with Down syndrome can live a happy life.

That’s the message of the inspiring video created by CoorDown, an Italian organization that advocates for children with Down syndrome.

The video says that CoorDown received an email in February:

I’m expecting a baby. I’ve discovered he has Down syndrome. I’m scared: what kind of life will my child have?

Fifteen children with Down syndrome from around the world reassure this scared mom unequivocally: People with Down syndrome can live a happy life!

Sadly, many of these frightened mothers will choose abortion — studies say up to 90% of children with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome are terminated before they take their first breath.

The beautiful children in this video admit that life with a disabled child can be challenging:

Sometimes it will be difficult. Very difficult. Almost impossible. But isn’t it like that for all mothers?

But oh, the hugs! And the smiles of these children!

Dear Future Mom: Your child can be happy. Just like I am. And you’ll be happy too!

What a great message for World Down Syndrome Day today!