Posts tagged "down syndrome"

Man Chooses Wife’s “Needs” Over Sister With Down Syndrome, Expects Cookies

A supposedly heartwarming story that made me want to punch a wall. …

Robyn Pennacchia | October 29, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Could Disney’s Next Princess Have Special Needs?

Many little kids, at one point or another, have wanted to be a Disney Princess. We grew up watching Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Mulan and others teach us that it’s okay…

Katie Oldenburg | October 29, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Georgia Judge Orders New Trial Because Woman With Down Syndrome “Didn’t Behave Like A Victim”

Fayette County, Georgia, judge Christiopher McFadden overturned a jury’s guilty verdict against a man who raped a woman with Down syndrome because she allegedly didn’t behave like a victim.

Jessica Wakeman | February 28, 2014 - 6:30 pm

You’ll Cry Tears Of Joy When You Watch Rion Holcombe Open His College Acceptance Letter

Rion Holcome, an 18-year-old with Down Syndrome, is about to become a college student, and he couldn’t be happier about it. Watch this video, as Rion expresses his shock and…

Claire Hannum | December 20, 2013 - 1:20 pm

A Touching Letter From The Mother Of Down Syndrome Wet Seal Model Karrie Brown

Karrie Brown, the Wet Seal model with Down syndrome, was featured as our Kickass Woman of the Day a couple weeks ago. Now it’s time to make room for another…

Rachel Krause | October 4, 2013 - 5:30 pm

The Daily Squee: Little Boy With Down Syndrome Hugs Pushy Labrador Retriever

Pets are nothing if not persistent when there’s affection to be had. Nowhere is that better illustrated than this squee-dorable video of a little boy with Down Syndrome being won…

Jessica Wakeman | October 3, 2013 - 9:20 am

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Karrie Brown, 17-Year-Old With Down Syndrome, Models For Wet Seal

Watch your back, ladies and gents of “America’s Next Top Model.” Teen clothing retailer Wet Seal recently shot a photoshoot with 17-year-old model Karrie Brown that is getting a lot…

Jessica Wakeman | September 20, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Pittsburgh Mom Creates Dolls For Children With Down Syndrome

Connie Feda wanted to create an educational, engaging, and relatable doll for her 13-year-old daughter Hannah, who has Down syndrome. With the goal of capturing “the beauty, vivaciousness and spunk…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 14, 2013 - 10:20 am

Meet Ryan, 6-Year-Old Child Model With Down Syndrome

Hold onto your ovaries, ladies! This is Ryan. He’s six years old, a child model for Nordstrom and Target, and living happily with Down syndrome. His mom writes that modeling…

Jessica Wakeman | January 5, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Photo Of Boy With Down Syndrome Who “Survived Roe Vs. Wade” Spreading Around Facebook

A photograph of this adorable little boy is circling around Facebook. The boy has Down Syndrome and he’s holding a sign (written by someone who is not him) which reads:…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Andrea Friedman, “Family Guy” Down Syndrome Actress, Issues The Palins A Kick In The Pants

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her daughter, Bristol Palin, were in the headlines again this week, railing against Sunday’s episode of “Family Guy” featuring a character with special needs.

Jessica Wakeman | February 19, 2010 - 2:10 pm