Husband of famed couple with Down syndrome in 25-year marriage dies

The other half of a famous married couple has sadly succumbed to COVID-19. Keeping a marriage intact is a difficult task in itself, which made the 25-year marriage of Maryanne and Tommy Pilling all the more remarkable. Married in 1995, the couple from Shoeburyness in Essex became the first pair with Down syndrome to marry

Mom of boy with Down syndrome gets emotional upon finding dolls that look like her son

This young mom became emotional upon seeing dolls with Down syndrome for sale at her local Kmart store in Australia. Brodee, 20, has a three-year-old son named Elijah, who was born with the condition. So when she got word of Kmart’s new toy collection, she rushed into the store to buy a couple for her

Popular skincare brand chooses model with Down syndrome as face of new product line

A 24-year-old woman with Down syndrome is finding her place in the world and is inspiring people like her to do the same. Last month, Grace Strobel was introduced as the newest ambassador of the brand Obagi, making her the first American model with Down syndrome to represent a skincare line. The Down Syndrome advocate,

Mom’s post about dolls with disabilities shows why ‘representation matters’

Our beliefs are influenced by the things we see, and that also applies to seemingly mundane objects like toys. Remember how, as little girls, we were completely enamored by our dolls? We look at them and think they’re so beautiful that we can’t help but aspire to look like them when we grow up. Back

21-year-old inspires the world and makes history as the first Ironman finisher with Down syndrome

Chris Nikic is a strong-willed young man. If he says he’ll do something, he’ll follow through no matter how tough the circumstances. That’s exactly what he did last Saturday when he made history as the first Ironman triathlon finisher with Down syndrome. The grueling race comprised a 2.4-mile swim, 26.2-mile run, and a 112-mile bike ride,