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Girl With Down Syndrome Graduates High School... With Honors

Post by Didge on Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:43 am

Madison Essig, who was told at a young age that she'd never be able to read, has become the first student with Down Syndrome to graduate from a D.C. high school with a standard diploma.



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Madison not only graduated high school - she did it with honors. She graduated with an A-minus grade-point average and is now preparing to attend George Mason University.
Madison's family says she is sending an important message to the disability community.


"I'm just really proud that she can serve as a symbol for the Down syndrome community of hope and of promise and of the possibilities for kids who are following," her mother, Kimberly Templeton, said.
Madison is hoping to one day help children with disabilities.


"Don't give up!" Madison said in a local news interview. "This is your moment to shine! Don't let anything stand in your way."


https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/2489/Girl-With-Down-Syndrome-Graduates-High-School-With-Honors

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Post by Lord Foul on Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:59 am

Good for her, and it just shows what a spectrum of disability this dreadful affliction can cause....

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Post by magica on Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:22 am

Well done that girl. Shows that despite the Downs, she accomplished more than many without it.

She didn't let Downs get in the way of her future. I'm glad, as maybe more people will understand Downs and see that many can live a normal life, based on how the Downs affects them.


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Post by magica on Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:23 am

Well done that girl.  Shows that despite the Downs, she accomplished more than many without it.

She didn't let Downs get in the way of her future. I'm glad, as maybe more people will understand Downs and see that many can live a normal life, based on how the Downs affects them.

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