National Down Syndrome Society

 
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Charity Name: 
National Down Syndrome Society
CFC Number: 
11151
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Doctor: Down Syndrome? Well, there will be a lot of limitations. Individual with Downs: Are you sure about that? Doctor: And they tend to do well, performing only the simplest of tasks. Individual with Downs: I am a lobbyist on Capitol Hill. Doctor: A regular life with lasting relationships? Individual with Downs: We’ve been together for 14 years. Doctor: Their cognitive ceiling limits their ability to work. Individual with Downs: I own a business. Doctor: Low muscle tone prevents any possibility of achievements in sports. Individual with Downs: *lifts heavy weights* Doctor: I wouldn’t expect much. Individual with Downs: I was on an Emmy-winning show. Doctor: It’s a stretch for them to live past their 50th birthday. Individual with Downs: *blows out candle* Doctor: To be blunt with you, it’s a lifetime of limitations. Individuals with Downs: Your limitations… Not mine. Not mine. Not mine. Not. Mine.