Ballerina born without arms soars with her winning attitude, inspires thousands

Sometimes, the only thing that keeps people from reaching their dreams is their own excuses. But for this young ballerina born without arms, these “excuses” are no match for hard work and confidence. From a young age, Vitória Bueno of Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil, has demonstrated an interest in dancing. So when her physiotherapist

Super Bowl ad about Paralympian’s incredible life story is a real tear-jerker

A new Toyota ad featuring Paralympian Jessica Long’s life story is tugging at the heartstrings of many. Long—who has already won 23 medals, including 13 golds—is the second-most decorated Paralympian in U.S. history. The Toyota commercial featuring her incredible journey debuted during the Super Bowl, which aired on Sunday. The touching spot shows Long—who was

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

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,

Cheerleader gets welcome home parade, returns to field after double leg amputation

Although faced with the hardest battle of her young life, this teenage girl from Syracuse, Utah, never once let her spirit dwindle even after a double leg amputation. Sarah Frei, 17, and her friends were on their way home from Bear Lake in July when the unthinkable happened. A truck coming from the opposite direction