The Real Beauty Of Down Syndrome Children Is Captured By This Photographer

Julie Wilson is a photographer from New Jersey who recently took on a very different kind of project and focused her lens of some very special subjects that had a deep personal significance for her.

Julie decided to showcase the beauty of children who had been diagnosed with Down Syndrome.
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Julie’s sister, Dina, was born with Down Syndrome.  The project was a way for Julie to make a difference in the way this community is perceived.
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She wanted to showcase the unique, funny individual personalities of each child.
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Children with Down Syndrome are born with an extra chromosome in their body and they face a wealth of challenges and unique complication.  She wants parents to know that it’s not a death sentence.  These kids can still have long, happy lives.
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The condition stunts physical and mental growth.  Research is now being done around the world and they are making strides every day.
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Sadly, Julie’s sister passed away four years ago from congestive heart failure, which is a common condition that people with Down Syndrome struggle with. Still, Julie remembers her fondly.
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Julie says Dina was “the best thing that could have happened to our family.” Many parents of Down Syndrome children feel the same way.
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Most of these kids are entered into regular classrooms, where they play and have fun like any other kid their age.
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Julie’s goal is to show that people with Down Syndrome have just as much, as anyone else. Her beautiful pictures convey that message perfectly.
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Like anyone else, these children just need love and care to bring out the best in them.
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Every family deserves gorgeous photos of their precious child like these.
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