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Girl With Down Syndrome Rescued From Bullies

Today 21st March marks the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day and each year the voice of people with Down Syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.

I was so touched when I watched this story of three young boys, raising their voices to protect a young girl.

People with Down Syndrome face many challenges as children and adults which may prevent them enjoying their basic human rights. Many people often fail to understand that people with Down Syndrome are people first, who may require additional support, but should be recognised by society on an equal basis with others, without discrimination on the basis of disability.

Desiree was cheering at a basketball game when some bullies from the other team stared making fun of her because she has Down Syndrome.That’s when the players from her team did something truly noble to defend her.

Well done boys! You did the right thing. God bless you all for helping that precious sweet girl.

Watch the touching video:

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