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Shield HealthCare Honors National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Gina Flores
Caregiver Advocate | Shield HealthCare
10/02/12  9:20 PM PST

Shield HealthCare supports the Down Syndrome community and is pleased to share this beautiful video called “Dreams” from the National Down Syndrome Society. The video features people with Down syndrome of all ages talking about their aspirations and accomplishments. This inspirational compilation is a wonderful way to celebrate the achievements of amazing people with Down syndrome, who are living their dreams and loving every minute of it!

Facts about Down Syndrome: One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, or approximately 6,000 births per year. Today, there are more than 400,000 people with Down syndrome living in the United States. Down syndrome is hereditary in approximately 1% of all instances. In the other 99% of cases Down syndrome is completely random and the only known factor that increases the risk is the age of the mother (over 35). Learn more at the National Down Syndrome Society.

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